Lena Schreiner is a M.Sc. candidate at the E.On Research Center of RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She has studied Engineering and Business Management at RWTH Aachen University with academic exchanges at Nagoya Daigaku University, Japan, and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Also, she has studied Economics with a focus on Energy Markets and Regulation at the University of Cologne, Germany. She has been working for PwC in Energy Consulting, participating in projects in the national and international energy business, for the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD on long-term infrastructure investment and for Siemens Japan K.K., Sector Energy. In previous research, Lena has for instance been concerned with energy efficiency in ASEAN energy markets, with market liberalization processes and with electricity storage in the German power market.
Her thesis focuses on macroeconomic and regulatory implications of the deployment of different flexibility options to integrate large shares of intermittent renewable energy sources into the German power market.
This paper contains a macroeconomic assessment of flexibility provision to integrate large shares of variable renewable energy sources into a power system. In particular, macroeconomic implications of investments in power transmission and distribution grid infrastructure in Germany are assessed. Modifications and restructuring of the German power system are aiming at sustainability, security of supply and […]