Valentin Bertsch

Valentin Bertsch

Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
Valentin Bertsch is an energy economist. He manages the ESRI’s Energy Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and is joint programme coordinator for the energy and environment research area.

Valentin specialises in model-based energy systems analysis, particularly the integration of grid constraints in power systems models, targeted at power generation and transmission expansion planning. Moreover, he is an expert in multi-criteria decision analysis under uncertainty. He works on the combination of power systems models and multi-criteria decision analysis as well as the design of participatory decision approaches for the energy sector.

Valentin studied applied mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. He has a PhD in applied economics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Valentin joined the ESRI in 2015. His former posts include head of the research unit 'Distributed Energy Systems and Networks' at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), leading scientist within the large-scale research programme ‘Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures‘ within the German Helmholtz Association and senior analyst for energy economics within EnBW Trading in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Latest Publications:
  • Determinants of power spreads in electricity futures markets: A multinational analysis
  • Household investments into solar PV and battery storage: an analysis of profitability and impact
  • Determinants of power hedging mechanisms in liberalized electricity markets
  • What drives the profitability of household PV investments, self-consumption and self-sufficiency?
  • Irish residents’ views of energy-related technologies
  • A natural language generation approach to support understanding and traceability of multi-dimensional preferential sensitivity analysis in multi-criteria decision making
  • What drives people's opinions of electricity infrastructure? empirical evidence from Ireland
  • The role of community compensation mechanisms in reducing resistance to energy infrastructure development
  • Combining Local Preferences with Multi-criteria Decision Analysis and Linear Optimisation to Develop Feasible Energy Concepts in Small Communities
  • A Domain Decomposition Approach for Solving Dynamic Optimal Power Flow Problems in Parallel with Application to the German Transmission Grid

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • CREDENCE: Collaborative Research of Decentralisation, Electrification, Communications and Economics
  • Energy Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
  • Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP)

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