Dr. Frank Sensfuß

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Coordinator of Business Unit Electricity Markets and Infrastructures

Experience

Dr. Frank Sensfuß is a scientist in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, where he is Coordinator of the Business Unit Electricity Markets and Infrastructures. He studied Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Flensburg and Export Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. He received his doctoral degree in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Karlsruhe in 2007. His current areas of work include research related to renewable energy sources and the development of energy-related models, especially agent-based simulation platforms.

Work focus

  • Modelling of energy systems

  • Simulation of the German electricity sector

  • Market integration of renewable energies

  • Promotion systems for renewable energies

Projects

Publications

Öko-Institut e.V.; Fraunhofer ISI (Eds.) (2016): Climate Protection Scenario 2050. Summary of second final report. Study conducted on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. Berlin: Öko-Institut (contributing authors of Fraunhofer ISI: Braungart, S.; Eichhammer, W.; Elsland, R.; Fleiter, T.; Hartwig, J.; Kockat, J.; Pfluger, B.; Schade, W.; Schlomann, B.; Sensfuß, F.)

L.A. Barroso; H. Rudnick; F. Sensfuss; P. Linares (2010): The Green Effect, Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE Volume: 8, Issue: 5, Page(s): 22 – 35

Sensfuß, F.; Ragwitz, M. (2011):Weiterentwickeltes Fördersystem für die Vermarktung von erneuerbarer Stromerzeugung. 7. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung an der TU Wien, 16.-18. Februar 2011.

Sensfuß, F.; Ragwitz, M. (2009): Entwicklung eines Fördersystems für die Vermarktung von erneuerbarer Stromerzeugung. 6. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung an der TU Wien, 11.-13. Februar 2009.

Pfluger, B.; Sensfuß, F.; Wietschel, M. (2009): Agent-based simulation of the effects of an import of electricity from renewable sources in Northern Africa into the Italian power market. 6. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung an der TU Wien, 11.-13. Februar 2009.

Sensfuß, F; Ragwitz, M. (2008:) An Agent-based simulation platform as support tool for the analysis of the interactions of renewable electricity generation with the electricity and the CO₂ market. In  Möst, D.; Fichtner, W.; Ragwitz, M.; Veit, D.(Eds) New methods for energy market modelling: Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Energy Market Modelling using Agent-Based Computational Economics. Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe.

Sensfuss, F. (2008): Regenerative Energien können Preise senken. Erneuerbare Energien. Mai 2008.

Sensfuß, F. (2008): Assessment of the impact of renewable electricity generation on the German electricity sector An agent-based simulation approach. Dissertation. Universität Karlsruhe (TH). Fortschritt-Berichte Reihe 16 Nr. 188. VDI Verlag. Düsseldorf.

Sensfuß, F.; Genoese, M.; Ragwitz, M. (2008): Analysis of the Impact of Renewable Electricity Generation on CO₂ Emissions and Power Plant Operation in Germany. Proceedings of the "10. Symposium Energieinnovationen", Graz, Austria.

Sensfuß, F.; Ragwitz, M.; Genoese, M.  (2008): The Merit-order effect: A detailed analysis of the price effect of renewable electricity generation on spot market prices in Germany. Energy Policy, Volume 36, Issue 8, August 2008, Pages 3076-3084.

Sensfuß, F.; Genoese, M.; Ragwitz; M.; Möst, D (2008): Agent-based simulation of electricity markets – A literature review. Energy Studies Review. Volume 15-2. Fall 2007. Pages 19-47.

Genoese, M.; Sensfuß, F.; Möst, D.; Rentz, O. (2007): Agent-Based Analysis of the impact of CO₂ Emission Trading on Spot Market Prices for Electricity in Germany. Pacific Journal of Optimization 3(3), S. 401-423.

Genoese, M.; Möst, D.; Sensfuß, F.; Rentz, O. (2007): Power Plant investments under different emission allocation schemes. In Proceedings of the 9th IAEE European Conference 10-12.06.2007, Florenz, Italien.

Müller M., Sensfuß F., Wietschel M. (2007): Simulation of current pricing-tendencies in the German electricity market for private consumption. Energy Policy, Volume 35, Issue 8, August 2007, S. 4283-4294.

Sensfuß F., Genoese M., Ragwitz M. (2007): Analysis of the price effect of renewable electricity generation on spot market prices in Germany. Conference Proceedings 5. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung 14.-16.02.2007 Wien, Österreich.

Genoese M., Sensfuß F., Möst D., Rentz O. (2007): Auswirkungen des CO₂ Emissionshandels auf die Strompreise – Eine agentenbasierte Analyse für den deutschen Spotmarkt. Conference Proceedings 5. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung 14.-16.02.2007 Wien, Österreich.

Klobasa M., Sensfuß F., Cremer C., Ragwitz M. (2007): Modelltechnische Untersuchung von Demand Response Potentialen zur verbesserten Integration der Windenergie. Conference Proceedings 5. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung 14.-16.02.2007 Wien, Österreich.

Sensfuß, Ragwitz, Genoese (2006): Simulating the expansion of renewable electricity generation in Germany – An Agent-Based Approach. Conference Proceedings 29th IAEE International Conference, 7-10 June 2006 Potsdam, Germany.

Genoese, Möst, Sensfuss, Rentz (2006). "An Agent-based model to analyse the long-term development of the German electricity system". Conference Proceedings 29th IAEE International Conference, 7-10 June 2006 Potsdam, Germany.

Sensfuß, F.; Genoese, M. (2006): Agent-based simulation of the German electricity markets – An analysis of the German spot market prices in the year 2001. Proceedings of the "9. Symposium Energieinnovationen", Graz, Austria.

Sensfuß, F.; Seydel, P.; Eichhammer, W.; Jochem, E.; Klobasa, M.; Mannsbart, W.; Marscheider-Weidemann, F.; Ott, V.; Radgen, P. ; Schleich, J.; Schlomann, B., Wietschel, M. (2005): Rationelle Energieverwendung, BWK Bd. 57 (2005) Nr. 4, Springer, Düsseldorf.

Sensfuß, F.; Klobasa, M.; Ragwitz, M.; Wietschel, M. (2004): ISI-Wind. In: Energiemodelle zum europäischen Klimaschutz, LIT, Münster.

Sensfuß, F.; Ragwitz, M.; Wietschel, M. (2003): Fluktuationen der Windenergie und deren Vorhersagbarkeit bei einem verstärkten Ausbau des Off-Shore Anteils in Deutschland bis 2020. In: Proceedings der IEWT, Vienna 2003.

Genoese, M.; Sensfuß, F.; Weidlich, A.; Möst, D.; Rentz, O. (2005): Development of an agent-based model to analyse the effect of renewable energy on electricity markets, Proceedings of the EnviroInfo, Brno, 6-9 September 2005.

Weidlich, A.; Sensfuß, F., Genoese, M.; Veit, D. (2004): Studying the effects of CO₂ emissions trading on the electricity market – A multi-agent-based approach In: Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Research Workshop "Business and Emissions Trading", Wittenberg, 3-5 November 2004.