Dr. Christoph Kost

Head of Group Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Department Energy System Analysis

Research focus

  • Energy system modeling
  • Integration of renewable energy into electricity systems
  • Cost analysis of energy technologies
  • Action plans and strategies for deployment of renewables
  • Policy analysis and recommendations
  • Manufacturing analysis of renewable energy technologies

Curriculum vitae

2019 Head of Group Energy Systems and Energy Economics, Department Energy System Analysis 
2015-2018 Head of Team “Energy Systems and Markets” at Fraunhofer ISE
2015 Dissertation at University of Dresden (Chair of Energy Economics): Renewable energy in North Africa: Modeling of future electricity scenarios and the impact on manufacturing and employment
2009 Researcher at Fraunhofer ISE
2009 Diploma in Business Engineering (Dipl. Wi.-Ing. (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur)) at University of Karlsruhe
2008 Junior Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe

Major projects

IEK Development of an Integrated Energy Concept for 2050
LCOE study
Levelized Cost of Electricity – Renewable Energy Technologies
Sozio-E2S Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Transformation Paths of Germany’s Energy System
WARO WeatherAggReOpt
WB CSP KIP Technical assistance for CSP plants in MENA region
MAPSEN Methoden und Analysen für die Auswirkung von dezentralen Prosumer- und Speichergeschäftsmodellen auf Erzeugung und Netz im deutschen Stromsystem
Kopernikus ENAVI Systemintegration und Vernetzung der Energieversorgung (Leitung AP8 Sektorkopplung)

Publications