The UDE is one of the youngest universities in Germany and thinks in terms of “unlimited possibilities” instead of possible limitations. Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, the UDE has 11 faculties working to develop ideas with a future. They are strong on research and teaching, embrace diversity, promote academic potential and fight for genuine educational equality. The faculties cover the research areas medicine, social and educational sciences, humanities, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, business administration and engineering, where in the latter electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering are key sectors. The UDE has nearly 40.000 students and 4.500 employees, incl. 442 professors and 2.700 academics.

EWL, the Chair for Management Science and Energy Economics at the University Duisburg-Essen, deals with questions of energy generation, conversion, distribution and usage. In doing so, approaches from business studies and other fields like economics, engineering and social sciences are considered in the fields of teaching and research.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber and his team have a long-standing experience with analysing and modelling European electricity markets. They have notably dealt in several projects with market design issues and the future development of the European power system. Prof. Weber has dealt with the interdependences between price formation, investment and uncertainties in the context of his habilitation (second academic thesis in Germany) and several further studies.

In particular, the Chair for Management Science and Energy Economics is also operating the Electricity Market Model E2M2s as well as the Joint Market Model JMM, which allow an integrated modelling of the European electricity system while considering fluctuating power production, differences in political and economic conditions (fuel prices, nuclear phase out etc.), investment in new power plants and market-oriented plant operation.


  • WP1: UDE is particularly responsible of Task 1.5 and contributes to Tasks 1.1 and 1.6. UDE notably contributes to develop techno-economic models for the joint provision of energy and ancillary services
  • WP2: UDE is Task leader for the Tasks 2.3 and 2.6 and contributes also to the other tasks. UDE notably contributes by analyzing the impact of innovative flexibility solutions in the Pan-European systems using market and grid models
  • WP7: UDE expects to contribute to Task 7.4
  • WP8: UDE will head a task aiming at a comparative assessment of the different demonstration work packages in view of there exploitation under different regulatory regimes
  • Furthermore, UDE will assume the role of scientific advisor to the project to ensure the coherence of the overall methodological approaches
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°773406