Eftim Popovski, M.Eng.

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI


Studied Mechanical engineering at the University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" in Skopje, Macedonia. After the studies, he worked as HVAC engineer on various different projects. Master studies in Mechanical engineering/Mechatronics at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences. Master thesis in 2016 with the topic "Assessing Technical Options for a Renewable and Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Supply in a City District". During his master studies, he worked as a research assistant at Fraunhofer ISI. Since June 2017, research associate at the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets.

Work focus

• Modelling district heating networks
• Retrofitting costs for the European building sector
• Technical building systems


• progRESsHEAT - Fostering the use of renewable energies for heating and cooling
• Heat Roadmap Europe - A low-carbon heating and cooling strategy for Europe


Aydemir, A.; Popovski, E.; Bellstädt, D.; Fleiter, T.; Büchele, R. (2017): Assessing high shares of renewable energies in district heating systems – a case study for the city of Herten. International Conference on Advances in Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (ASEE17), E3S Web Conf., Volume 22, 2017.

Popovski, E.; Fleiter, T.; Aydemir, A.; Steinbach, J.; Büchele, R.; Kranzl, L.; Hummel, M.; (2017): Cost-effectiveness of large scale heat pumps in district heating networks - a simulation model for a case study in Germany. Presentation at the 3rd International conference on "Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation DH", Copenhagen, 12-13 September.