Katharina Wohlfarth, Dipl.-Psych.

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Experience

Katharina Wohlfarth studied psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), economics and mathematics at the University of Freiburg. She did her diploma thesis in a research company about energy efficiency by smart metering, where she afterwards worked as market researcher on new energy products and services, efficiency programs and intelligent energy measurement.
Her work focus is on evaluation of field studies, acceptance and effects of technologies. Since the beginning of 2013 she’s at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI/ Karlsruhe in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets.

Work focus

  • Evaluation studies

  • Drivers and barriers of energy efficiency

  • Acceptance and effects of technological change

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods

Publications

  • Nabitz, L., Hirzel, S., Rohde, C., Wohlfarth, K., Behling, I, Turner, R. (2016): How can energy audits and energy management be promoted amongst SMEs? A review of policy instruments in the EU-28 and beyond. In: eceee Industrial Efficiency 2016 proceedings. Going beyond energy efficiency to deliver savings, competetiveness and a circular economy. Stockholm 2016.
  • Wohlfarth, K., Eichhammer, W., Schlomann, B., Worrell, E. (2016): Chances for changes - tailoring energy-efficiency measures to target groups. In: eceee Industrial Efficiency 2016 proceedings. Going beyond energy efficiency to deliver savings, competetiveness and a circular economy. Stockholm 2016.