EMMA for Research
EMMA is used for national and international research projects on energy market modeling at the Hertie Centre for Sustainability in Berlin.
Model comparison for impact analysis of policy instruments (MODEX-POLINS)
The project is one of six MODEX model comparison projects founded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. POLINS focuses on policy instruments such as German coal phase out and carbon pricing, which we compare across five models.
Lion Hirth and Oliver Ruhnau lead the project at Hertie School.
The Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL)
SENTINEL is a large research project comprising partners from academia and industry and financed by the European Commission. The project’s objective is to improve quality, transparence and policy relevance of energy system modeling and to enhance the possibility of combining different model types. In SENTINEL, we link EMMA with other models and develop new features.
Lion Hirth and Raffaele Sgarlato are Hertie`s project leads.
How flexible electricity demand stabilizes wind and solar market values: The case of hydrogen electrolyzers, Oliver Ruhnau, 2022, Applied Energy, Elsevier
Why electricity system models yield different results: Carbon pricing in a model-comparison experiment, Oliver Ruhnau, Michael Bucksteeg, David Ritter, et al., 2022, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier
The transformation of integrated electricity and heat systems—Assessing mid-term policies using a model comparison approach, Michael Bucksteeg, Michael Wiedmann, Arne Pöstges, et al., 2022, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier
Phasing out coal – An impact analysis comparing five large-scale electricity market models, Arne Pöstges, Michael Bucksteeg, Oliver Ruhnau, et al., 2021, Working paper
Heating with wind: Economics of heat pumps and variable renewables, Oliver Ruhnau, Lion Hirth & Aaron Praktiknjo, 2020, Energy Economics
What caused the drop of European electricity prices? A factor decomposition analysis, Lion Hirth, 2018, The Energy Journal
The beneﬁts of ﬂexibility: The value of wind energy with hydropower, Lion Hirth, 2016, Applied Energy
The role of capital costs for decarbonizing the electricity sector, Lion Hirth & Jan Steckel, 2016, Environmental Research Letters
System-friendly Wind Power, Lion Hirth & Simon Müller, 2016, Energy Economics
The Optimal Share of Variable Renewables: How the Variability of Wind and Solar Power affects their Welfare-optimal Deployment, Lion Hirth, 2015, The Energy Journal
The Market Value of Solar Power: Is Photovoltaics Cost-Competitive?, Lion Hirth, 2015, IET Renewable Power Generation
Redistribution Effects of Energy and Climate Policy: The Electricity Market, Lion Hirth & Falko Ueckerdt, 2013, Energy Policy
The Market Value of Variable Renewables: The effect of solar wind power variability on their relative price, Lion Hirth, 2013, Energy Economics
EMMA for Advisory
EMMA has been used for a variety of consulting projects for clients such as the International Energy Agency or Svensk Energi to evaluate policy, assess technology, and develop price scenarios by the Berlin boutique consulting firm Neon.
EMMA for Teaching
EMMA is applied within the course Electricity System Modeling, as part of the Master Programs of Public Policy and International Affairs at the Hertie School in Berlin.
Neon offers an executive three-day training Electricity System Modeling that is tailored to industry analysis and executives.