David Ritter
David Ritter
David Ritter

David Ritter

Senior Researcher
Energy & Climate

Special Expertise

  • Expansion strategies and financing options for renewable energies in the electricity sector
  • Data analyses and electricity market modelling for the development of the German and European electricity systems
  • Development and evaluation of scenarios for the transformation of the electricity system

Key Projects

  • Development of a tool for estimating the future EEG surcharge for the Bundeswirtschaftsministerium (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)
  • Monitoring of direct marketing of renewable energies for the Bundeswirtschaftsministerium (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)
  • Investigation of instruments and measures to promote the expansion of renewable energy required from a climate protection perspective for the Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency)
  • Modex POL-INS: Model comparison for impact analysis of policy instruments

Professional Training and Career

He studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with emphasis on renewable energies at the University of Karlsruhe. Before he joined Oeko-Institut, he worked for a research and consulting firm in the field of smart grids and innovative power products. In May 2012 he started to work at the Freiburg branch of the Oeko-Institut’s Energy and Climate Division. As senior researcher he works on expansion strategies and financing options for renewable energies in the electricity sector, data analyses and electricity market modelling for the development of the German and European electricity systems, and he develops and evaluates scenarios for the transformation of the electricity system.

Language Skills

English