Oliver Ruhnau is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate in Energy Economics at the Hertie School in Berlin. His research focuses on the economics of flexible electricity demand in the context of sector coupling and variable renewable energy sources. His recent publications explore the role of heat pumps and hydrogen electrolysers for the wholesale market value of wind and solar power and the price responsiveness of the demand for balancing services. He is co-developing the open-source electricity market model EMMA and applies statistical methods for causal inference. Previously, Oliver was a Data Scientist with the energy service company Digital Energy Solutions. He studied engineering and economics at the RWTH Aachen University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth