Christine Brandstätt, M. Sc.

Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen & Fraunhofer IFAM

Main research fields:

  • Regulation
  • Pricing
  • Smart Grids

Phone: +49 421 200-4866
E-mail: c.brandstaett@jacobs-university.de

Biography

Christine Brandstätt is research associate in energy economics at  Jacobs University Bremen. Her main research interest is on regulation and pricing. Currently she analyses the interactions of different regulatory, market design and policy options in energy systems. She has participated in several research projects on network regulation and pricing, smart grids and the integration of renewable energy sources into the energy system. Christine holds Master’s degrees from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, École des Mines in Nantes and Polytechnic University in Madrid as a result of completion of the Erasmus Mundus joint Master course of Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy.


Career

Since Mar. 2014 Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen
Selected projects:

  • Network tariff dynamics in view of self supply
  • CoNDyNet - Collective non-linear dynamics of power networks; Part IV: economic framework for complex, decentralized networks
Sep. 2013 – present Research Associate at Fraunhofer IFAM in Bremen
Selected projects:

  • Quarree 100 - Resilient, integrated and system-beneficial urban energy supply systems for full integration of renewable energies
  • MuSeKo - multi-setor coupling for the integration of renewable energies
  • Multi-Grid-Storage – Analysis of storage options in heat and gas supply as a means of balancing fluctuations in electricity supply
Feb. 2010 – Aug. 2013 Research Associate at Bremer Energie Institut in Bremen
Selected projects:

  • IRIN – Intelligent Regulation for Innovative Networks
  • Triple-R – Roles, responsibilities and regulation in smart grids
2006-2008 Internships and student jobs at

  • Institute for Future Energy Systems (IZES) in Saarbrücken
  • Saar-Lor-Lux Environmental-Centre of the Chamber of Crafts Saarbrücken
  • Energy and Environment Analytics (EUA) – Pertz Engineering Office in Saarbrücken
  • Ministry of the Environment in Saarland (department E for Future Energies and Technical Protection of Environment, Employment and Consumers)
  • Professor Struwe's chair of Corporate Governance, Accounting and Management Control at University of Applied Sciences Trier (Environmental Campus Birkenfeld)

Education

Aug 2008 – Jul. 2010 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course “ Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy”

  • Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
  • École des Mines in Nantes
  • Polytechnic University in Madrid
Oct. 2005 – Jul. 2008 Undergraduate Studies in Industrial engineering and Environmental Planning at University of Applied Sciences Trier (Environmental Campus Birkenfeld)

Teaching Experience

Teaching experience at Jacobs University Bremen:

  • Guest lectures in “Integrated Environmental Studies” and USC “Energy”

Main Research Fields

Energy Economics:

  • Market Design
  • Network Regulation
  • Smart Grids
  • Renewable Energy

Publications

  • Brandstätt, C., 2017, How to handle generation at the lowest grid levels in network charges, 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C., 2017, Netzentgeltdynamik unter dem Einfluss zunehmender Selbstversorgung, 15. Symposium Energieinnovation, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C., Brunekreeft, G., Buchmann, M. and Friedrichsen, N., 2016, Balancing between competition and coordination in smart grids – a Common Information Platform (CIP), Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, Vol. 6, Nr. 1.
  • Brandstätt, C., 2016, Incentives from Network Charges for Self-supply with Small Scale PV, 39th IAEE International Conference on Energy, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C., Brunekreeft, G., Furusawa, K., and Hattori, T., 2015, Distribution Planning and Pricing in View of Increasing Shares of Intermittent, Renewable Energy in Germany and Japan, Bremen Energy Working Papers No. 20, March 2015, Jacobs University Bremen.
  • Brandstätt, C., 2014, Economics for flexible consumers in balancing markets, 14th IAEE European Conference on Sustainable Energy Policy and Strategies for Europe, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C., 2014, Strom-Flexibilität aus Wärme- und Gasnetzen: Verschiedene Speichermöglichkeiten im Vergleich, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, 64 (9), pp. 75-79.
  • Brandstätt, C. and Fette, M., 2014, Wirtschaftlichkeit und Systemnutzen von unterschiedlichen Einsatzkonzepten für Power-to-Heat und Power-to-Gas, Konferenz für Nachhaltige Energieversorgung und Integration von Speichern, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C. & Meyer, S., 2014, Rahmenbedingungen für die Stromspeicherung in Gas- und Wärmenetzen - Status Quo und Handlungsbedarf, Konferenz für Nachhaltige Energieversorgung und Integration von Speichern, conference publication.
  • Friedrichsen, N., Brandstätt, C. and Brunekreeft, G., 2014, The need for more flexibility in the regulation of smart grids – stakeholder involvement, International Economics and Economic Policy, 11(1), pp. 261-275.
  • Böttner, J., Siegler, M., Palovic, M., Brunekreeft, G. and Brandstätt, C., 2013, Beschaffung am liberalisierten Gasmarkt: Die Strategien der deutschen Gasversorger, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, 63 (9), pp. 61-66.
  • Brandstätt, C., Friedrichsen, N., Meyer, R., and Palovic, M., 2012, Roles and Responsibilities in Smart Grids: A country comparis, 9th International Conference on the European Energy Market, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C. and Friedrichsen, N., 2012, Price incentives for smart electric vehicle operation - Status quo and perspectives, 3rd International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C., Brunekreeft, G. and Friedrichsen, N., 2012, Smart Pricing to reduce network investment in Smart Distribution Grids – Experience in Germany, in Sioshansi, F.P., Smart Grid – Integrating renewable, distributed and efficient energy, pp. 317-342.
  • Brandstätt, C., Brunekreeft G. and Jahnke, K., 2011, How to deal with negative power price spikes? – Flexible voluntary curtailment agreements for large-scale integration of wind, Energy Policy, 39(6), pp. 3732-3740.
  • Brandstätt, C.; Brunekreeft, G.; Friedrichsen, N., 2011, Locational signals to reduce network investments in smart distribution grids: what works and what not? Utilities Policy, 19(4), pp. 244-254.
  • Brandstätt, C.; Brunekreeft, G.; Friedrichsen, N., 2011, Locational Distribution Network Pricing in Germany, IEEE Prodeedings  PES General Meeting 2011, conference publication.
  • Brandstätt, C., Brunekreeft, G. and Jahnke, K., 2011, Systemintegration von erneuerbarem Strom: flexibler Einsatz freiwilliger Abregelungsvereinbarungen, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, 61(3), pp. 8-12.
  • Brandstätt, C., Brunekreeft, G. and Friedrichsen, N., 2010, Innovative Regulierung für Intelligente Netze, DVWG Energie & Wasser Praxis, 12/2010, pp. 36-38.