Network Tariff Dynamics in View of Self Supply

About the project:

Increasing self supply through photovoltaic systems and storage calls into question the existing system of network tariffs. Core components of the discussion are the "solidarity" of self supply in the community of network users (distribution effects) and the vicious circle of ever increasing self supply and rising (specific) costs (incentive distortion).
Using a model-based approach, this project simulates various adaptations of network tariff systems for synthetic networks and analyzes their incentive and distributional effects both quantitatively and qualitatively.


Results of the project were presented by Christine Brandstätt at the Symposium for Energy Innovations at Technical University Graz on February 15th, 2018. The event took place for the 15th time, this year under the frame topic of “New energy for our changing Europe”. The presentation was part of the “Energy Markets and Flexibilization” stream. The presentation is available as pdf for download.

Project leader:


Project duration:

01/2017 - 02/2018

Christine Brandstätt
Bremen Energy Research
Phone: +49 421 200 4866