Connect Energy Economics is a consultancy for decision makers in energy policy and energy economics based in Berlin. Dr. Marco Nicolosi and Dr. Barbara Burstedde represent Connect. We are looking forward to exploring new perspectives with you.
Our integrated way of working can be evaluated best on the basis of our previous contributions. To this end, selected studies, articles and talks are provided. We continuously expand our list of publications with relevant pieces of our work.
On behalf of EnBW AG Connect has developed an approach for cross-sector carbon pricing. The three main elements of the approach are to introduce a minimum price for CO2 in the ETS sectors, to price CO2 in transport and heating sectors with the ETS minimum price and to redistribute the revenues from this carbon price by reducing the tax burden on electricity. These measures can support climate protection quickly and effectively. They are socially compatible and can initiate sustainable development.
On Friday, 13th September 2019 Dr. Marco Nicolosi (Connect) and Dr. Jörg Jasper (EnBW expert for energy economics) presented and discussed the study with members of the press, the industry and policy makers.
At this year's BDEW Congress, Dr. Marco Nicolosi chairs the session "The energy industry is colorful and more often decentralised" (Thursday, 06.06.19 at 9:15). With Dr. Johannes Hauck (Director New Business & Regulatory Environment Corporate Strategy, Hager) Erik Landeck (Member of the Management Board, Stromnetz Berlin), Gregor Rohbogner (Managing Director, Oxygen Technologies) and Torge Wendt (Founder and Managing Director, Nordgröön Energie) Dr. Nicolosi discusses approaches for decentralised energy generation and use and their role in the future energy system. The program for the BDEW Congress can be found here.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Connect has examined concepts for redispatch procurement. The now published results show that the concepts differ significantly in their effectiveness, efficiency and compatibility with the power market 2.0. The results also show that market-based approaches with local incentives are incompatible with the power market 2.0. They distort power prices, lead to congestion-increasing behavior, thereby increasing the need for redispatch, and create higher market power potential.