Dr. Christoph Kost

Head of Team Energy Systems and Markets, Department Intersectoral Energy Systems and Grid Integration

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

2015 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

RES-DEGREE Towards an energy system in Europe based on renewables – Model based analysis of Greece and Germany by coupling a European wide demand and supply model (PRIMES) with a regional and temporal high resolution bottom-up investment and unit-commitment model (RESlion)
LCOE study
Levelized Cost of Electricity – Renewable Energy Technologies
SuperGrid Components and Systems for HVDC transmission from generators and storages to suppliers in the European-North African electrical network
MENA Assessment of the Local Manufacturing Potential for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Projects
Project for the World Bank, 2010
WB CSP KIP Technical assistance for CSP plants in MENA region
Kopernikus ENAVI Systemintegration und Vernetzung der Energieversorgung (Leitung AP8 Sektorkopplung)

Publications

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2018Meta study on future cross-sectoral decarbonization target systems in comparison to current status of technologies: Discussion Paper
Jülch, V.; Senkpiel, C.; Kost, C.; Hartmann, N.; Schlegl, T.
Report
2018Stromgestehungskosten Erneuerbare Energien: März 2018
Kost, C.; Shammugam, S.; Jülch, V.; Nguyen, H.; Schlegl, T.
Study
2017Electricity cost from renewable energy technologies in Egypt: December 2016
Saad Hussein, N.; Abo Kersh, M.; Kost, C.; Schlegl, T.
Study
2017The role of CSP in the electricity system of South Africa - technical operation, grid constraints, market structure and economics: Paper presented at 22nd SolarPACES Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11-14 October 2016
Kost, C.; Friebertshäuser, C.; Hartmann, N.; Fluri, T.; Nitz, P.
Conference Paper
2017"Sektorkopplung" - Untersuchungen und Überlegungen zur Entwicklung eines integrierten Energiesystems: November 2017, Analyse
Henning, H.-M.; Ausfelder, F.; Drake, F.; Erlach, B.; Fischedick, M.; Kost, C.; Münch, W.; Pittel, K.; Rehtanz, C.; Sauer, J.; Schätzler, K.; Stephanos, C.; Themann, M.; Umbach, E.; Wagemann, K.; Wagner, H.; Wagner, U.
Book
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.
Presentation
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
2016Fraunhofer topics of the future "SUPERGRID". Supergrid - Approach for the integration of renewable energy in Europe and North Africa: SUPERGRID study
Platzer, Werner; Boie, Inga; Ragwitz, Mario; Kost, Christoph; Thoma, Jürgen; Vogel, Axel; Fluri, Thomas; Pfeiffer, Wulf; Burmeister, Frank; Tham, Nils; Pudlik, Martin; Bohn, Sven; Agsten, Michael; Bretschneider, Peter; Westermann, Dirk; Kranzer, Dirk; Schlegl, Thomas
Report
2016Fraunhofer Zukunftsthemen "SUPERGRID". Supergrid - Ansatz für die Integration von Erneuerbaren Energien in Europa und Nordafrika: Studie SUPERGRID
Platzer, Werner; Boie, Inga; Ragwitz, Mario; Kost, Christoph; Thoma, Jürgen; Vogel, Axel; Fluri, Thomas; Pfeiffer, Wulf; Burmeister, Frank; Tham, Nils; Pudlik, Martin; Bohn, Sven; Agsten, Michael; Bretschneider, Peter; Westermann, Dirk; Kranzer, Dirk; Schlegl, Thomas
Report
2016Opportunities and challenges of high renewable energy deployment and electricity exchange for North Africa and Europe - scenarios for power sector and transmission infrastructure in 2030 and 2050
Boie, Inga; Kost, Christoph; Bohn, Sven; Agsten, Michael; Bretschneider, Peter; Snigovyi, Oleksandr; Pudlik, Martin; Ragwitz, Mario; Schlegl, Thomas; Westermann, Dirk
Journal Article
2016Solar energy in the electricity system of South Africa - linking a detailed technology modelling with a large-scale energy system model
Kost, C.; Friebertshäuser, C.; Hartmann, N.; Fluri, T.
Conference Paper
2016Towards an energy system in Europe based on renewables - model based analysis of Greece and Germany by coupling a European wide demand and supply model (PRIMES) with a regional and temporal high resolution bottom-up investment and unit-commitment model (RESlion): RESDEGREE, Final Report
Kost, C.; Hartmann, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Schlegl, T.; Zampara, M.; Capros, P.
Report
2015Estimating energy system costs of sectoral RES and EE targets in the context of energy and climate targets for 2030: Report
Held, Anne; Ragwitz, Mario; Eichhammer, Wolfgang; Sensfuß, Frank; Pudlik, Martin; Pfluger, Benjamin; Resch, Gustav; Olmos, Luis; Ramos, Andrés; Rivier, Michel; Kost, Christoph; Senkpiel, Charlotte; Peter, Frank; Veum, Karina; Slobbe, Johann; Joode, Jeroen de
Report
2015Model based analysis of the EU power system based on RES - a case study for Greece and Germany
Capros, P.; Zampara, M.; Tasios, N.; Papadopoulos, D.; Kost, C.; Hartmann, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Schlegl, T.
Conference Paper
2015Renewable energy expansion and interaction in Europe: High resolution of RES potentials in energy system modeling
Kost, C.; Junne, T.; Senkpiel, C.; Hartmann, N.; Schlegl, T.; Zampara, M.; Capros, P.
Conference Paper
2015Renewable energy in North Africa: Modeling of future electricity scenarios and the impact on manufacturing and employment
Kost, Christoph Philipp; Möst, Dominik; Günther, E.
Dissertation
2014Levelized Cost of Electricity: PV and CPV in Comparison to Other Technologies
Kost, C.; Mayer, J., N.; Thomson, J.; Hartmann, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Philipps, S.P.; Nold, S.; Lude, S.; Saad, N.; Schmidt, J.; Schlegl, T.
Conference Paper
2014Ökostrom wird immer günstiger: Analyse der Stromgestehungskosten
Kost, C.,
Journal Article
2014Technology Modelling of a PV-Hybrid Renewable Energy Power Plant - Case Study on Industrial Companies in Germany
Kost, C.; Eikenberg, L.; Thomson, J.; Schlegel, T.
Conference Paper
2013Ausbaustrategien für erneuerbare Energien in Nordafrika: Fraunhofer Zukunftsthemen SUPERGRID. Meilenstein 1.1
Boie, Inga; Kost, Christoph; Pudlik, Martin; Ragwitz, Mario; Schlegl, Thomas; Sensfuß, Frank; Mende, Florian
Book
2013Concentrating solar power plant investment and operation decisions under different price and support mechanisms
Kost, C.; Flath, C.M.; Möst, D.
Journal Article
2013Levelized cost of electricity - renewable energy technologies: November 2013
Kost, C.; Mayer, J.N.; Thomsen, J.; Hartmann, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Philipps, S.; Nold, S.; Lude, S.; Saad, N.; Schlegl, T.
Study
2013Stromgestehungskosten Erneuerbare Energien: November 2013
Kost, C.; Mayer, J.N.; Thomsen, J.; Hartmann, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Philipps, S.; Nold, S.; Lude, S.; Schlegl, T.
Study
2013"SuperGrid" - Das europäisch-nordafrikanische HGÜ-Overlay-Netz der Zukunft
Bohn, Sven; Boie, Inga; Kost, Christoph; Agsten, Michael; Westermann, Dirk
Conference Paper
2012CSP Storage Design and Market Value in an Export Case
Kost, C.; Flath C.; Möst, D.; Fluri, T.
Conference Paper
2012Developing Local Value Creation in an Emerging CSP Market: The Case of Morocco
Thomsen, J.; Kost, C.; Saad, N.; Schlegl, T.
Conference Paper
2012Studie Stromgestehungskosten Erneuerbare Energien
Kost, C.; Schlegl, T.; Thomsen, J.; Nold, S.; Mayer, J.
Study
2012Value generation of future CSP projects in North Africa
Kost, C.; Engelken, M.; Schlegl, T.
Journal Article
2011Fruitful symbiosis: Why an export bundled with wind energy is the most feasible option for North African concentrated solar power
Kost, Christoph; Pfluger, Benjamin; Eichhammer, Wolfgang; Ragwitz, Mario
Journal Article
2011Industry Strategies in New CSP Markets: North Africa
Kost, C.; Engelken, M.A.; Schlegl, T.
Conference Paper
2011Middle East and North Africa Region assessment of the local manufacturing potential for concentrated solar power (CSP) projects
Gazzo, A.; Gousseland, P.; Verdier, J.; Kost, C.; Morin, G.; Engelken, M.; Schrof, J.; Nitz, P.; Selt, J.; Platzer, W.; Ragwitz, M.; Boie, I.; Hauptstock, D.; Eichhammer, W.
Report
2010Studie Stromgestehungskosten Erneuerbare Energien
Kost, Christoph; Schlegl, Thomas
Study
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.