David Ritter
David Ritter
David Ritter

David Ritter

Senior Researcher
Energy & Climate

Special Expertise

  • Network integration of renewable and distributed generation
  • Innovative power products
  • Demand Side Management
  • Development of power market models

Key Projects

  • 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. www.etelligence.de
  • 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 RES Legal Europe, Consulting the European Commission in the realisation of the EU Renewable Directive


Professional Training and Career

He studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with emphasis to renewable energies at the University of Karlsruhe. Before he joint the Öko-Institut, he worked for a research and consulting firm in the field of smart grids and innovative power products. In Mai 2012 he started to work at the Freiburg branch of the Öko-Institut’s Energy and Climate Division.

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