Research profile of IER
Our four main research areas
In our research we develop innovative approaches, models and methods in the following four areas to support research, the economy and politics.
including energy management, efficient energy use and demand side integration, especially for smart energy systems
concerning pricing, market mechanisms, market design and integration of grid aspects
of technological, economic, ecological, nexus and societal impacts
of technologies, systems and processes, especially concerning air pollutants, effects and external costs
With a specific focus on five areas
Our research is focused on the following five main areas in applied science for which we research and develop interdisciplinary solutions.
to provide electricity, heat/cold and transport including storage and options comprising different energy sources
especially the economic, ecological and social impacts, beneficial competition, mulit-layer utilisation as well as other renewable energy sources such as solar energy and geothermal energy
integrating demand, energy supply and interaction with the overall system
Determinants of energy demand and efficient energy use in manufacturing and trade, and the service sector
with an emphasis on cross-sectional technology, process industry and (waste) heat.
of technologies and systems with respect to technical, economic and sociological aspects through measurements, laboratory experiments and field tests
Further information is available on our working group, projects, models and publications web pages.
Projects, models and publications
- Current projects
List of our current projects (in German)
- Our models and methods
Descriptions of models developed at IER
- Publications and lectures
List of our lectures and publications