Energy & Climate

Dr. Matthias Koch

Senior Researcher

Special Expertise

  • Energy system modelling and evaluation of the effects of flexibility in electricity production und consumption
  • Evaluation of emission factors for large combustion plants and gas turbines
  • Uncertainty calculation in the national inventory of climate gases using Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Mass and energy flow evaluation and ecologic assessment of using biomass for energy purposes

Key Projects

  • Project FlexOptionen: Systematic comparison of flexibility and storage options in the German electricity system to integrate renewable energies as well as analysis of relevant frameworks, funded by the BMU
  • Project eTelligence: The case study region Cuxhaven within the e-energy programme of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The core of eTelligence is a regional electricity market place that connects power producers and consumers with shiftable electricity loads, service providers and network operators.

Professional Training and Career

  • Since July 2009 researcher in the Energy & Climate Protection Division at the Öko-Institut
  • Doctorate at the Faculty of Economics and Business Engineering, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), topic “Ökologische und ökonomische Bewertung von Co-Vergärungsanlagen und deren Standortwahl” (pdf)
  • From January 2005 to June 2009 researcher at the French-German Institute of Environmental Research, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), involved in modelling and optimization of biogas plants and in emission inventory reporting
  • From 1999 to 2004 undergraduate studies in Geoecology, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), graduating with the title Diplom-Geoökologe

Language Skills

English, French


Dr. Matthias Koch