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Architectural change in accelerating transitions

Insights from the German energy transition

authors: Dahl Andersen, A. | Markard, J. | Bauknecht, D. | Korpås, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

As transitions accelerate, they often increase in depth and scope. Transition dynamics may go beyond changes in core technologies to include architectural change at the system level. In this paper, we study actor preferences for system…

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ISGAN Regulatory Sandbox 2.0 Project

Policy Messages to the Clean Energy Ministerial

authors: Kubeczko, K. | Wang, A. | Bauknecht, D. | Chaves Ávila, J. | Ramírez, M. | An, A. | Kerkhof-Damen, N. | Lindquist, H. | Olofsson, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Innovation is among the most important levers to successfully cope with the challenges of climate and energy policy. Therefore, it is important to complement conventional approaches of piloting technological solutions and to make sure…

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Model-based evaluation of decentralised electricity markets at different phases of the German energy transition

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

This paper investigates small-scale decentralised markets in the German electricity system. In our case decentralised markets are defined as regions in which regional electricity demand is met primarily by regional generators. The…

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How to design and evaluate a Regulatory Experiment?

A Guide for Public Administrations

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Heyen, D. | Gailhofer, P. | Bizer, K. | Feser, D. | Führ, M. | Winkler-Portmann, S. | Bischoff, T. | Proeger, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

These guidelines have been developed in the context of the two-year research project entitled “Regulatory experiments for the reflexive and adaptive governance of innovation”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and…

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Challenges for electricity network governance in whole system change: Insights from energy transition in Norway

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Dahl Andersen, A. | Tornes Dunne, K.
Year of publication: 11 / 2020

Once transitions progress beyond the start-up phase, niche technologies diffuse more widely to generate important knock-on effects in a focal sector. This entails a need for moving beyond niches to embrace a 'whole system perspective'.…

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Demand flexibility and what it can contribute in Germany

Year of publication: 11 / 2020

Published in: "Variable Generation, Flexible Demand 1st Edition", Editor: Fereidoon Sioshansi, Paperback ISBN: 9780128238103 , eBook ISBN: 9780128241912, Imprint: Academic Press, Published Date: 18th November 2020, Page Count: 594

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Experimenting with policies: Regulatory Innovation Zones as a tool for sustainability transitions

Working Paper 4/2020

Year of publication: 09 / 2020

This paper deals with regulatory experiments as a way to develop and test in practice new regulatory options as an important contribution to sustainability transitions. This is set against the background of the role of experiments in…

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Experiences from Germany: Experimental Clauses in Germany – SINTEG and beyond

author: Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 08 / 2020

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, 11th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, 21. August 2020

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Exploring the pathways: Regulatory experiments for sustainable development - An interdisciplinary approach

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Bischoff, T. | Bizer, K. | Führ, M. | Gailhofer, P. | Heyen, D. | Proeger, T. | von der Leyen, K.
Year of publication: 08 / 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations provide normative orientation for many national and regional governments as well as actors from industry and other parts of the civil society. There is a growing…

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Demand and flexibility options

Lessons from Germany

author: Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, Workshop variable generation, flexible demand Florence, 19. February 2020

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Behind and beyond the meter: What’s in it for the system?

Year of publication: 02 / 2020

Published in: "Behind and Beyond the Meter 1st Edition - Digitalization, Aggregation, Optimization, Monetization", Editor: Fereidoon Sioshansi, Paperback ISBN: 9780128199510 , eBook ISBN: 9780128204146 , Imprint: Academic Press,…

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Is small beautiful? A framework for assessing decentralised electricity systems

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Funcke, S. | Vogel, M.
Year of publication: 12 / 2019

The German Energiewende (energy transition) has increased the degree of decentralisation in the electricity infrastructure. This article proposes a framework for assessing this technological development from an economic perspective as…

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Effects of a Delayed Expansion of Interconnector Capacities in a High RES-E European Electricity System

authors: Ritter, D. | Meyer, R. | Koch, M. | Haller, M. | Bauknecht, D. | Heinemann, C.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

In order to achieve a high renewable share in the electricity system, a significant expansion of cross-border exchange capacities is planned. Historically, the actual expansion of interconnector capacities has significantly lagged behind…

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Customer stratification and different concepts of decentralization

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Bracker, J. | Flachsbarth, F. | Heinemann, C. | Seebach, D. | Vogel, M.
Year of publication: 02 / 2019

Published in: "Consumer, Prosumer, Prosumager 1st Edition - How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model", Editor: Fereidoon Sioshansi, Paperback ISBN: 9780128168356 , eBook ISBN: 9780128168363 , Imprint: Academic…

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How to reach the EU renewables target by 2030? An analysis of the governance framework

authors: Veum, K. | Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 01 / 2019

The concept of “regulatory innovation zones” and the German SINTEG ordinance

author: Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 05 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, 3rd National Stakeholders Coordination Group Meeting, Malmö, 22 May 2018

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Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020 -2030 in the European Union ("RES-Study")

ENER/C1/2014 -688

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Förster, H. | Hünecke, K. | Bracker, J. | Bürger, V. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Heinemann, C. | Hesse, T. | Kasten, P. | Keimeyer, F. | Monteforte, M. | Ritter, D. | Schütte, S. | Vogel, M. | Winger, C. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Capros, P. | de Vita, A. | Evangelopoulou, S. | Lescot, D. | Tuille, F. | Courtel, J. | Olesen, A. | Laugesen, F. | Brodsted, M. | Najdawi, C. | Brückmann, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

The objective of this study is to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the period 2020-2030 in the European Union. Key findings are:

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Dispatch of Flexibility Options, Grid Infrastructure and Integration of Renewable Energies Within a Decentralized Electricity System

Results from Two Scenario Based Research Projects

authors: Koch, M. | Flachsbarth, F. | Bauknecht, D. | Heinemann, C. | Ritter, D. | Winger, C. | Timpe, C. | Gandor, M. | Klingenberg, T. | Tröschel, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

We present results of two model based scenario analysis focussing on the future German power sector which is characterized by a rising share of renewable energies and an associated higher demand for flexibility. Case study 1 is based on…

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Mainstreaming RES

Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Final task 1 & 2 report

authors: Veum, K. | Uslu, A. | Jansen, J. | dalla Longa, F. | Bauknecht, D. | Bürger, V. | Heinemann, C. | Haller, M. | Ritter, D. | Vogel, M. | Brückmann, R. | van Elburg, J. | Kleiwegt, E. | Pohl, I. | Kahles, M. | Wizinger, S. | Nysten, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Typology of centralised and decentralised visions for electricity infrastructure

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Funke, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

Scientific and public controversies about the design of future electricity systems can be observed, including differences around centralised and decentralised approaches. Taking the German case as an example, we develop a typology of…

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