Dr. Jan Frederick George


Jan Frederick George studied Business and Engineering with a focus on management of energy and mineral resources at the Technical University of Clausthal and at the Universitat Polètecnica de València. During and after his studies, Jan George worked on energy-related topics for civil actors, in particular civil energy corporations and private companies from the SME and industrial sectors as well as energy suppliers. Since 2018, Jan George has been working as a research associate at Fraunhofer ISI in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets and is mainly involved in research and consulting projects for the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the European Commission. At the beginning of 2024, Jan George obtained his doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the University of Freiburg with his dissertation on impacts of state-induced price components.

His expertise covers a wide range of topics in the national and European energy economy, energy policies and sustainability assessments. In his research activities, Jan George focuses on sector coupling, prosumer concepts and flexible energy markets. In the area of sector coupling, Jan George analyses options for the design of state-induced energy price components (in particular levies for renewable support and energy taxation) and climate policy instruments (e.g. CO2 prices). He concentrates on techno-economic analyses of the implications of energy prices and costs, cost forecasts of sector coupling technologies, and market-driven technology diffusion with economic and social impacts and distribution effects. In the field of prosumer concepts, he focuses on the holistic assessment of investment alternatives and participation options. Furthermore, the flexibility of short-term electricity and control energy markets and their interaction with regulations and policy design in the energy system is a research focus.