Valentin Bertsch

Economic Analysis | Associate Research Professor
Valentin Bertsch is an energy economist. He managed the ESRI’s Energy Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and was 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:
  • The profitability of energy storage in European electricity markets
  • A looming revolution: Implications of self-generation for the risk exposure of retailers
  • The impact of electricity tariffs on residential demand side flexibility: results of bottom-up load profile modeling
  • The role of power-to-gas in the future energy system: how much is needed and who wants to invest?
  • Self-consumption through power-to-heat and storage for enhanced PV integration in decentralised energy systems
  • Optimally allocating renewable generation in Ireland: a long-term outlook until 2050
  • Examining the benefits of demand reduction policies for electricity
  • Analysing long-term interactions between demand response and different electricity markets using a stochastic market equilibrium model
  • Two-stage stochastic, large-scale optimization of a decentralized energy system: a case study focusing on solar PV, heat pumps and storage in a residential quarter
  • Combining local preferences with multi-criteria decision analysis and linear optimization to develop feasible energy concepts in small communities

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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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