Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Biener

Researcher, Energy Management and Networks, Department Intersectoral Energy Systems and Grid Integration

Research focus

  • Economical distribution grid operation control
  • Probabilistic load-flow
  • Optimal grid planning and reinforcement
  • Distribution grid state estimation
  • Transmission grid analysis

Key qualifications

Wolfgang Biener is working since 2012 at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. His current research topics are operation control of electrical grids and optimal grid planning. Operation control is divided into two main fields communication based optimal control and robust decentralized control without communication. Grid planning is done applying optimization algorithms on the use case.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2013
Researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer ISE
2011-2013 Electrical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2011 Internship at BKW-FMB, asset management grids
2010-2011 Electrical Engineering, Grenoble Institute of Technology
2008-2010 Electrical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe
2006-2008 Electrical Engineering, University of Erlangen
2005-2006 Social Service in Milan

Major projects

various industry projects


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Publication list from the Fraunhofer-Publica database:

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2020From residential electric load profiles to flexibility profiles: A stochastic bottom-up approach
Fischer, D.; Surmann, A.; Biener, W.; Selinger-Lutz, O.
Journal Article
2020Grid reduction for energy system analysis
Biener, W.; Garcia Rosas, K.R.
Journal Article
2019AutGrid - Chancen und Risiken der Netzautarkie in Deutschland. Schlussbericht: Modellgestützte Analyse und Bewertung der Auswirkungen einer Netzautarkie von Regionen im deutschen Energiesystem
Senkpiel, C.; Hauser, W.; Biener, W.; Längle, S.; Shammugam, S.; Garcia, K.R.; Kost, D.
2019Modeling Investment Decisions in Renewable Energy Technologies: An Introduction to Simulating Technology Diffusion
Senkpiel, C.; Berneiser, J.; Steingrube, A.; Biener, W.; Gölz, S.
Journal Article
2018Evaluation of load flow and grid expansion in a unit-commitment and expansion optimization model
Senkpiel, C.; Biener, W.; Shammugam, S.; Längle, S.
Conference Paper
2018Impact of grid reduction on modelling accuracy of line usage rates
Biener, W.; Senkpiel, C.; Shammugam, S.; Garcia Rosas, K.R.; Linke, M.; Eibl, O.
Conference Paper
2018Multi-period planning of distribution grid reinforcements under uncertainty about future penetration of photovoltaic systems
Dimitrov, I.; Gust, G.; Brandt, T.; Biener, W.; Neumann, D.
Conference Paper
2017SWOT analysis of an extended reactive power range of PV-inverters serving smart electricity grids
Biener, W.; Erge, T.; Wille-Haussmann, B.; Bülo, T.; Kumm, T.
Conference Paper
2016Concept of Evaluating Chances and Risks of Grid Autarky: Presentation held at 13th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Porto, Portugal, 06.06.2016-09.06.2016
Senkpiel, C.; Shammugam, S.; Saad Hussein, N.; Hauser, W.; Biener, W.; Kreifels, N.; Kost, C.
2016Concept of evaluating chances and risks of grid autarky
Senkpiel, C.; Shammugam, S.; Biener, W.; Hussein, N.S.; Kost, C.; Kreifels, N.; Hauser, W.
Conference Paper
2016Decision support for distribution grid planning
Gust, G.; Biener, W.; Brandt, T.; Dallmer-Zerbe, K.; Neumann, D.; Wille-Haussmann, B.
Conference Paper
2016Droop controlled operation of heat pumps on clustered distribution grids with high PV penetration
Dallmer-Zerbe, K.; Fischer, D.; Biener, W.; Wille-Haussmann, B.; Wittwer, C.
Conference Paper
2016Evaluation of methods for estimating distribution grid stress due to future installations of photovoltaic units
Biener, W.; Gust, G.; Killinger, S.; Wille-Haussmann, B.
Conference Paper
2016Impact of the nominal and real peak power of PV systems on grid reinforcement
Killinger, S.; Biener, W.; Gust, G.; Wille-Haussmann, B.
Conference Paper
2016Possible Actions to Maximize the Flexibility Usage in a Decentral Energy System for the Heating and Electricity Sector
Saad Hussein, N.; Rinn, L.M.; Krüger, C.; Janßen, T.; Biener, W.; Senkpiel, C.
Conference Paper
2016Probabilistische Modellierung von Verteilnetzen mit verteilten Reglern im Projekt Green Access
Dallmer-Zerbe, K.; Biener, W.; Wille-Haussmann, B.; Wittwer, C.; Reimer, A.; Rohr, M.; Steinbusch, P.; Fischer, S.; Stötzel, M.; Zdrallek, M.; Pistoor, G.; Kumm, T.; Lüken, T.; Klement, P.; Hanke, B.; Maydell, K. von; Agert, C.; Neusel-Lange, N.; Hühnergarth, F.; Braje, T.; Bülo, T.
Conference Paper
2015Automated distribution grid planning considering Smart Grid and conventional grid reinforcement technologies
Biener, W.; Dallmer-Zerbe, K.; Krug, B.; Gust, G.; Wille-Haussmann, B.
Conference Paper
2013Applied approach for reactive power control with medium voltage distributed units
Wille-Haussmann, B.; Biener, W.; Ganer, P.-S.
Conference Paper
2013Reactive power control in low voltage distribution grids: Comparison of centralized and decentralized Q(U)-controller designs based on probabilistic power flow analysis
Dallmer-Zerbe, K.; Biener, W.; Wille-Haussmann, B.
Conference Paper
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.