Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Power Systems and Electric Drives (ESEA)
a) Energy Economics Group
The Energy Economics Group (EEG) is within the Insitute of Power Systems and Energy Economics at the Vienna University of Technology. The core areas of research of the EEG are:
Dissemination and integration strategies for renewable and new energy systems
Competition in energy markets (liberalisation vs. regulation)
Energy modelling, forecasting and analysis of energy policy strategies
Global and local environmental aspects
Sustainable energy systems and climate change
EEG has managed and carried out many international as well as national research projects founded by the European Commission, national governments, public and private clients in several fields of research, especially focusing on renewable and new energy systems. EEG employs a permanent scientific staff of 20 people. The expertise of the staff members of the EEG ranges across all disciplines necessary to analyse the topics investigated in this proposed project. A selection of projects is given in the next chapter. EEG keeps up many national and international co-operations.
b) Department of Power Systems
The working group around Prof. Günther Brauner at Vienna University of Technology did plenty of studies in fields of grid integration of regenerative energy sources as especially wind power. In parallel the institute is working on decentral energy supply since eight years. Using simulation and optimisation methods the criteria for optimized dimensioning of decentral supply were developed and the effects on power grids determined. Electric mobility and especially its effects on power production and grid structures are research fields at the department since 2007.
The project team can already show successful work in fields of electric mobility. Beside the feasibility study of e-mobility in Austria for the life ministry and parts of ADRES-project related to e-mobility effects on the power grid, the research group is doing accompanying research in model region for e-mobility VLOTTE in Vorarlberg. Furthermore in 2008 the institute was organising the first international conference on mobility and energy (COME 2008) in Vienna. For the tasks in the working packages there are appropriate soft- and hardware tools available at the institute. Especially developed tools in Matlab (mathematical calculation tool) and NEPLAN as load flow programme are provided.
Dr. Gerhard Totschnig
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Maximilian Klöss
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rusbeh Rezania
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Schuster
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Litzelbauer