Currently, I am writing my PhD dissertation on agent-based modeling of electricity markets. Basically, we try to understand and model what the transition towards clean energy can look like. The work is located in the department of Energy Systems Analysis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

I am researching the investment dynamics of renewable energy sources (RES), in particular decentralized sources like solar photovoltaics (PV), and how to shape and regulate energy markets with very high shares of RES. Special attention is paid to PV battery systems and the techno-economic assessment of households which not only consume but also produce electricity (so-called prosumers). The work combines insights from computer science, engineering, economics and psychology.

My most recent publications and talks:

  • Klein, M., Xiao, M. & Junne, T., 2018. “Benchmarking VRE cost assumptions with awarded renewable energy auctions - A comparative assessment of global energy scenarios.” Energy Scenarios Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany. Download Copy

  • Klein, M., Ziade, A., Deissenroth, M., 2018. “The system friendliness of solar self-consumption under different regulatory regimes.” International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), International Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands Code

  • Klein, M., 2018. “Mid- to long-term modeling of energy market prices.” Workshop of the German section of the IAEE, Cologne, Germany. Download Copy

  • Deissenroth, M., Klein, M., Nienhaus, K., & Reeg, M., 2017. “Assessing the Plurality of Actors and Policy Interactions: Agent-Based Modelling of Renewable Energy Market Integration.” Complexity, vol. 2017, DOI: 10.1155/2017/7494313. Download Copy

  • Klein, M. & Deissenroth, M., 2017. “When do households invest in solar photovoltaics? An application of prospect theory.” Energy Policy, 109, pp.270– 278, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.06.067. Download Copy