Charlotte Senkpiel M.Eng.

Project Manager, Energy Systems and Markets, Department Intersectoral Energy Systems and Grid Integration

Research focus

  • Modeling/Simulation of Energy systems with different scales
  • Evaluation of energy systems (including sector coupling)
  • Techno/economic assessment of RE technologies
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
  • Evaluation of the energy system influenced by grid autarky
  • Development of a module for energy system analysis for continuing education

Curriculum vitae

Charlotte Senkpiel was born 1986 and studied economic engineering with a focus on energy and environmental management at the University of Flensburg and the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is working since 2012 as a researcher at Fraunhofer ISE.
Her current work is focued in the field of energy system analysis. She manages the project AutGrid, which analyses the chances and risks of grid autarky within the German energy system using a unit commitment and expansion optimizing model. She contributes to the project StroWae, which is optimizing the heat and electricity supply within a distribution grid. She plays a significant role at the in-house research project Renewable Energy Scenarios (E2S). In addition, she is contributing to the development of a module for energy system analysis for continuing education. She also caries out techno-economic studies for energy technologies like the Fraunhofer ISE LCOE study or the Agora study for future costs of PV.


YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
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.
2019Die Investitionsbereitschaft in PV-Batteriesysteme - welche Faktoren fördern und welche hemmen die Investition?: Eine repräsentative Studie unter deutschen HauseigentümerInnen
Berneiser, J.; Senkpiel, C.; Fluri, V.; Gölz, S.
Conference Paper
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
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.
2017An optimized energy system planning and operation on distribution grid level - The Decentralized Market Agent as a novel approach
Thomsen, J.; Saad Hussein, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Hartmann, N.; Schlegl, T.
Journal Article
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
2016Effects of Retrofitting on the Operation and Deployment of Technologies within a Decentralized System
Saad Hussein, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Hollander, M. den
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
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.
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
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
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
2014Der Weg zu einer Erneubaren Stromversorgung in Deutschland - ein Investorenbasierter Ansatz
Senkpiel, C.; Hartmann, N.; Taumann, M.; Schlegl, T.
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.
2013Long Term Development of the German Electricity Generation System Including Storage - a Bottom up Investment Decision Approach with a High Spatial Resolution
Senkpiel, C.; Hartmann, N.; Taumann, M.; Schlegl, T.
Conference Paper
2013Stromgestehungskosten Erneuerbare Energien: November 2013
Kost, C.; Mayer, J.N.; Thomsen, J.; Hartmann, N.; Senkpiel, C.; Philipps, S.; Nold, S.; Lude, S.; Schlegl, T.
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.