Investigating the influence of different operating strategies

on the variable costs of the system and the study of the flexibility of different types of power plants.

Asset Planning and Business Strategies in the Energy Market

The operational strategy pursued in fossil-fuel power stations, renewable energy systems and storage systems has a significant impact on their operating costs and profitability. In order to generate maximum yield, such strategies must be optimized. Operating modes that are adapted to specific business models not only bring economic advantages, they also exert a positive influence on energy system stability.

The research topic Planning and Operating Strategies of Power Plants shifts the focus of assessment to the operation of power plants and the associated economic context. Here, the Energy System Analysis business area looks at how different operating strategies have an impact on the variable system costs and examines the flexibility of various power plant types. This information helps plant operators to calculate contribution margins and forms a basis for new power plant, renewable energy and storage technology business models. Statements on flexibility and ideal operating modes are used as foundations for developing power plants at regional or national level in the most advantageous way.

R&D Services

Our R&D services on the topic Asset Planning and Business Strategies in the Energy Market comprise

  • Unit commitment in the area of heat and electricity including storage usage
  • Plant utilization in the energy market or in the network
  • Business strategies of power plants, renewable energy technologies, and storage
  • Profitability analysis of plants in the system
Noha Saad Hussein

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Dr. Noha Saad Hussein

Asset Planning and Business Strategies in the Energy Market

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5081

Jessica Thomsen

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Dr. Jessica Thomsen

Asset Planning and Business Strategies in the Energy Market

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5079

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