ewi Energy Research & Scenarios is not-for-profit and considers itself to be a “knowledge factory”, dedicated to creating, spreading and utilizing new knowledge on increasingly complex energy markets. The energy world is currently experiencing a dramatic transition as a result of changing political and social environments as well as new technologies and innovations. These developments pose intricate questions, for which ewi ER&S hopes to find answers through practical, unbiased research with a strong foundation in energy economics.
In order to gain the most knowledge for academic, political and energy economic applications, ewi ER&S uses cutting-edge economic methods. Alongside theoretical economic analyses, ewi ER&S focuses on applying and developing quantitative methods. This includes detailed, computer-aided models of the European electricity and gas markets, as well as global energy markets such as coal and oil.
Dr. Christina Elberg and Dr. Harald Hecking are responsible for the management of ewi ER&S, with a team of approximately 35 colleagues. In addition to the revenue from research projects, analyses and expert reports for public and private clients, research activities are further financed by donations from a not-for-profit sponsoring association.