Sebastian Palacios
Sebastian Palacios
Sebastian Palacios

Sebastian Palacios

Energy & Climate

Special Expertise

  • Integration of renewable energies into the energy system: system analysis, regulation and system transformation
  • Energy system modelling for the analysis of the expansion of renewable energies
  • Development and evaluation of scenarios for the transformation of the electricity market
  • Long-term expansion scenarios for generation plants, grid infrastructure and flexibility options
  • Databases, GIS, data processing automation and coding development


  • Since 2019: Researcher in the field of Energy & Climate at Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg
  • 2017 - 2019: Senior Analyst/Consultant in the field of Market & Model Analysis at r2b energy consulting GmbH, Cologne
  • 2015 - 2016: Software & Market Developer, EuroWind GmbH, Cologne


  • 2013 - 2015: Master of Science in Renewable Energies, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Cologne
  • 2011: Exchange semester, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
  • 2007 - 2012: Bachelor of Science in Physics, Minor in Arts, University of Los Andes, Bogota (Colombia)

Language Skills

  • Spanish (first language)
  • German (fluent)
  • English (fluent)