Integrated sustainability assessment and optimization of energy systems

The political debate on sustainable energy supply is currently narrowing largely to a climate protection at justifiable costs for citizens and industry discussion. With this focus, numerous sustainability aspects such as resource requirements, social acceptance or emissions in the lifecycle of new technologies are ignored which the National Strategy of the Federal Government should bear in mind, striving for a transformation towards a sustainable energy system.
The main objective of the project is therefore the creation of a new generic modeling and evaluation environment for energy scenarios in which the technical-structural development paths of the energy system are analyzed, evaluated and multicriterially optimized on the basis of various economic, societal and environmentally relevant model-based targets.

Publications
Ulrich, P., Naegler, T., Becker, L., Lehr, U., Simon, S., Sutardhio, C. & Weidlich, A. (2022): Comparison of macroeconomic developments in ten scenarios of energy system transformation in Germany: National and regional results. Energy, Sustainability and Society 12:35, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13705-022-00361-5.
Schmidt-Scheele, R., Hauser, W., Scheel, O., Minn, F., Becker, L., Buchgeister, J., Hottenroth, H., Junne, T., Lehr, U., Naegler, T., Simon, S., Sutardhio, C., Tietze, I., Ulrich, P., Viere, T. & Weidlich, A. (2022): Sustainability assessments of energy scenarios: citizens’ preferences for and assessments of sustainability indicators. Energy, Sustainability and Society 12:41, DOI: 10.1186/s13705-022-00366-0.
Naegler, T., Lehr, U., Ulrich, P., Becker, L., Buchgeister, J., Hauser, W., Hottenroth, H., Junne, T., Scheel, O., Schmidt-Scheele, R., Simon, S., Sutardhio, C., Tietze, I., Viere, T. & Weidlich, A. (2021): Integrated Multidimensional Sustainability Assessment of Energy System Transformation Pathways. Sustainability 13(9), 5217, DOI: 10.3390/su13095217.