Prof. Dr. Martin Pudlik

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI


Studied at the RWTH Aachen (Masters in Economic Geography) and the University Hagen/RWTH Aachen (Master of Business Economics and Master of Economics). Main fields of study included economic spatial analysis, the promotion of economic development, production management and the labor market. PhD at RWTH Aachen in the field of economic spatial analysis with geographic information systems and complex, multivariate, statistical methods as well as analysis of old industrial regions in Germany, Poland and the US. In this context, also spent time as a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh.  At the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI since January 2012 as a scientific researcher in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets. Since 2016 Professor for Renewable Energy Economics at the University for Applied Sciences of Bingen.

Work focus

Regional economics, strategies to promote renewable energies, analyses of the potentials of renewable energies, geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical methods, structural change analysis, strategy advisory

Academic teaching

  • Cranfield University (Renewable Energy Policy, Modeling and Analysis of Potential / Master-level),
  • RWTH Aachen (Renewable Energy in the MENA region / Master-level/Bachelor-level)
  • Universität Freiburg (Wind Elective II – Wind energy potential and economic modelling)
  • EUROSUNMED Summer School (RE implementation options)


Winkler; Jenny; Sensfuß, Frank; Pudlik, Martin (2015): Leitstudie Strommarkt: Analyse ausgewählter Einflussfaktoren auf den Marktwert Erneuerbarer Energien. Berlin. (Publikation im Rahmen der Leitstudie Strommarkt, BMWI).

Pudlik, Martin; Winkler; Jenny; Sensfuß, Frank (2015): Leitstudie Strommarkt: Welche Faktoren beeinflussen die Entwicklung des Marktwertes der Erneuerbaren Energien? Berlin. (Publikation im Rahmen der Leitstudie Strommarkt, BMWI).

Bonafé, Ernesto et al. (2015): The role of the Energy Charter Treaty in fostering regional electricity market integration: Lessons learnt from the EU and implications for Northeast Asia. Brussels.

Garus, Cyryl; Pudlik, Martin (2015): Upper Silesia and the Ruhr Area – Perspectives on endogenous development potential. In: Olaf Kühne und Florian Weber (Hg.): Bausteine der Regionalentwicklung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, S. 151–167.

Pudlik, Martin; Schubert, Gerda (2015): Renewable Energy potential for Wind onshore and PV in Europe and the MENA countries. Salzburg. (Geosimulations).

ACE (2015): 4th ASEAN Energy Outlook 2015. Jakarta.

Pudlik, Martin (2014) Energy Security in South Korea and Japan: Find out Solutions from Renewable Energy. (Eingereicht)

Grave, Katharina; Pudlik, Martin (2014): Assessment of industrial electricity prices. In: IEEA Conference proceedings.

Boie, I.; Kost, C.; Bohn, S.; Agsten, M.; Bretschneider, P.; Snigoviy, O.; Pudlik, M.; Ragwitz, M.; Schlegel, T.; Westermann, D. (2014): Opportunities and challenges of an inter-North African-European electricity exchange - Scenarios for renewable energy deployment and transmission infrastructure in 2030 and 2050. In: Energy Policy.

Mano, S.; Ovgor, B; Samadov, Z.; Pudlik, M.; Juelch, V.; Sokolov, D.; Yoon, Jae Young (2014): Gobitec and Asian Super Grid for Renewable Energies in Northeast Asia. Brussels.

Boie, I.; Pudlik, M.; Ragwitz, M.; Sensfuß, F.; Bohn, S.; Agsten, M.; Bretschneider, P.; Westermann, D. (2014): Scenarios for Renewable Energy Deployment in North African Countries and Electricity Exchange with Europe – A Model-based Analysis for 2050. In: International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy (SGCE).

Zickfeld F.; Wieland, A.; Pudlik, M.; Ragwitz M.; Sensfuß F. et al. (2013): 2050 Desert Power. Getting Started. Manual for renewable electricity in MENA. München. (Contribution to power system modeling).

Breitschopf, Barbara; Pudlik, Martin (2013): Basel III and Solvency II: Are the risk margins for investments in PV and Wind adequate? – In: Energy and Environment, 24, S. 171-194.

Zickfeld F.; Wieland, A.; Ragwitz M.; Sensfuß F.; Pudlik, M.; Buttinger, F.; Denk, A., Erroi, P.; Gordon, P.; Neubarth, J.; Rietz, A.; Wigand, F. et al. (2012): 2050 Desert Power. Perspectives on a Sustainable Power System for EUMENA. München. (Contribution to power system modeling).

Pudlik, Martin (2011): Wirtschaftsraumanalyse von altindustriellen Regionen unter Einsatz von geographischen Informationssystemen und komplexen, multivariaten Methoden: Oberschlesien, Ruhrgebiet und Pittsburgh im Vergleich. Aachen.

Pudlik, Martin; Garus, Cyryl (2009): Like a Phoenix from the ashes. Can the Ruhr area provide blueprints for the regional development in Upper Silesia? – In: Studia Regionalne i Lokalne, 35, S. 32-51.

Szepanski, M.; Popiel, P.; Garus, C.; Pudlik, M. et al. (2009): Strategia Rozwoju Gornoslasko-Zaglebiowskiej Metropolii "Silesia" do 2025 r.. – Metropolverband Silesia. Kattowitz. (Masterplan Silesia 2025).

Pudlik, Martin (2007): Young City Waterfront Gdansk. Wirtschaftsgeographische und ökonomische Analyse sowie Nutzungspotenziale von Investitionsprojekten am Standort der Werft in Danzig. (Working Paper).


Pudlik, Martin (2015): 4th ASEAN Energy Outlook. Lisabon.

Pudlik, Martin (2015): Capacity Building Workshop on energy demand projections and energy system modeling with ASEAN country representatives. Jakarta.

Pudlik, Martin (2015): The implementation of RE into the electricity system with a perspective energy storage. Scharm el Scheik.

Pudlik, Martin (2014): Renewable Energy and Policy – Perspectives, lessons learned and Outlook. Pyongyang.

Grave, Katharina; Pudlik, Martin (2014): Assessment of industrial electricity prices. (IAEE European Conference).

Pudlik, Martin (2014): Strommarktmodellierung – Herausforderungen, Chancen und Möglichkeiten der Energiewende aus nationaler und internationaler Perspektive. (AK Geographie der Kommunikation und Telekommunikation).

Pudlik, Martin (2014): Implications of the European electricity interconnection experiences for the region of Northeast Asia and the German case study on RE Implementation. Ulaanbaatar. (Energy Charter Forum: Developing Renewable Energy across Gobitec and Asian Super Grid in Northeast Asia).

Pudlik, Martin (2014): Renewable Energy Promotion in Oman – Design and Implementation of a PV roof-top program in Oman. Oman. (Support to the implementation of the Mediterranean Solar Plan).

Grave, Katharina; Martin Pudlik (2014): Assessment of industrial energy prices. Dresden. (ENERDAY).

Pudlik, Martin (2014): European Electricity Grid System and the importance of interconnectors for RES implementation. Tokyo. (International Symposium
Roadmap to Asia Super Grid)

Pudlik, Martin; Juelch, Verena (2013): Policy proposals on maximizing regional cooperation – The case of Gobitec. Irkutsk. (Gobitec and the Asian Supergrid for renewables in Northeast Asia).

Pudlik, Martin; Schubert, Gerda (2013): Erneuerbare Energien in Europa und Nordafrika - Potentiale und Ausblick einer politischen Implementierung basierend auf einem modellierten Szenario für 2050. Passau. (Deutscher Geographentag).

Garus, Cyryl; Pudlik, Martin (2013): Oberschlesien und das Ruhrgebiet – Eine vergleichende Perspektive im Hinblick auf endogene Entwicklungspotentiale. Passau. (Deutscher Geographentag).

Pudlik, Martin (2013): Erneuerbare Energien in Europa und Nordafrika – Potentiale einer politischen Implementierung basierend auf einem modellierten Scenario für 2050. Berlin. (Tagungsbeitrag: Arbeitskreis Geographische Energieforschung).

Pudlik, Martin (2013): Modeling of renewable energy potential – The example of Europe, North Africa and an outlook on Pakistan. Islamabad. (International Symposium on Solar Thermal Energy).

Pudlik, Martin (2012): Renewable energy technologies in emerging countries - Aspects of policy development and local manufacturing based on a modeled scenario for 2050. Tunis. (Konferenzbeitrag: EnerSol – World Sustainable Energy Forum).

Pudlik, Martin; Boie, Inga (2012): Fostering renewable energy technologies in emerging countries - Integrated policies to exploit economic benefits and increase the innovative potential. Tunis. (Konferenzbeitrag: EMIS - SOLAR ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORSEE).

Garus Cyryl; Pudlik, Martin (2009): Regional Analysis based on Geographic Information systems – A Comparison of Ruhr and Upper Silesia. - The regeneration of image in old industrial regions: agents of change and changing agents. Mönchengladbach.

Pudlik, Martin; Garus, Cyryl (2008): Ocena potencjalu turystycznego oparta na analizie Geograficznego Systemu Informacyjnego (GIS). Przyklad Zaglebia Ruhry i perspektywa dla Gornego Slaska. - Industrial heritage for sustainable development of Tourism. Zabrze.


  • EEG Öffnung: Analyse und Potentiale der Öffnung des EEG für Nachbarländer in der EU. (BMWi)
  • DG Energy Poverty: Analysis of Energy poverty effects in the EU (European Commission)
  • DG Energy: Analysis of Energy costs and prices in the EU (European Commission)
  • Decentralized PV Business Models in MENA. (Zayed Program)
  • ASEAN Energy Outlook 2015 (ASEAN Center for Energy / GIZ)
  • ProgresHEAT – Potential for heat in industrial districts (EU)
  • Solar Technology and conventional plant manufacturing study in Saudi Arabia (Worldbank)
  • Renewable Energies as a future market design guideline – Analysis of achievement potential and future development of the electricity market for an effective and efficient integration of renewable energies (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Asian Supergrid / Gobitec – Regional study on the Gobitec and Asian Supergrid for renewable energies in North-East Asia (European Energy Charter)
  • Egypt Energy Master Plan - Consultancy Services for a Combined Renewable Energy Master Plan for Egypt (KfW)
  • Solar-roof top program for Oman – Consultancy service for an assessment of the PV rooftop potential and development of a PV solar rooftop support scheme (GIZ)
  • Wirkungen des Ausbaus Erneuerbarer Energien (ImpRES: Im-pact of Renewable Energy Sources): Analyse zu übergreifenden einzel- und gesamtwirtschaftlichen Nutzen- und Verteilungswirkungen des Ausbaus EE unter Berücksichtigung der Wechselwirkungen zwischen den Bereichen Strom, Wärme und Verkehr. (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Energiekosten der Industrie im internationalen Vergleich. (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit)
  • Leitstudie Erneuerbare Energien: Langfristszenarien und Strategien für den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der nachhaltigen Entwicklung sowie regionaler Aspekte (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie)
  • Supergrid - Komponenten und Systeme zur Gleichspannungskopplung von Erzeugern, Speichern und Verbrauchern im europäisch - afrikanischen Netzverbund.
  • Desert Power 2050: Model based analysis of the impact of desert power on the EUMENA electricity markets I. (Desertec Industrial Initiative)
  • Getting Started: Model based analysis of the impact of desert power on the EUMENA electricity markets II. (Desertec Industrial Initiative)