Transformation and Innovation in Power Systems (TIPS)

Project partners:

Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut)
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research IFEU

Director:

General project coordinator: Dr. Barbara Praetorius, DIW Berlin

Staff:

Cornelia Wolter
Raphael Sauter
Julia Werner
Ulrike Saul

Financial support:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Term:

Jul 01, 2002 — Jun 30, 2008

Contact Person:

PD Dr. Lutz Mez

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Project description

Innovation is key to achieving a sustainable electricity system. New technologies, behavioral and organizational changes can bring about more sustainable, climate-friendly electricity structures. Yet the dynamics of innovation are complex, and difficult to shape. The TIPS research team set out to explore the dynamics, the drivers and barriers of change, and the setting of innovation processes. Case studies on micro cogeneration, carbon capture and storage, consumer feedback, network regulation, emissions trading and other electricity innovations provide insights into innovation dynamics in the electricity system and were analyzed to derive strategic implications for policies shaping the innovation process.

Publications

Praetorius, Barbara; Bauknecht, Dierk; Cames, Martin; Fischer, Corinna; Pehnt, Martin; Schumacher, Katja; Voß, Jan-Peter (2009): Innovation for Sustainable Electricity Systems. Exploring the Dynamics of Energy Transitions. Springer, Berlin

Fischer, Corinna; Praetorius, Barbara (2008): Carbon Capture and Storage: Settling the German Coal vs. Climate Dispute? In: International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Special Issue on Energy Innovation, Vol. 9, Nos. 2/3, 2008, 176-203

Fischer Corinna (2008): Feedback on household electricity consumption: a tool for saving energy? Energy Efficiency 1(1), 79-104

Fischer, Corinna (2007): Influencing Electricity Consumption via Consumer Feedback. A Review of Experience. In: European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) (ed.): Energy Efficiency: Just do it! ECEEE 2007 Summer Study Proceedings. 2007, pp. 1873-1884.

Fischer, Corinna (2007): Influencing Electricity Consumption via Consumer Feedback. A Review of Experience. In: URL: http://www.tips-project.de/download/TIPS_DP8_Fischer.pdf Berlin 2007, 14 p., (= TIPS Discussion Paper 8).

Fischer, Corinna / Praetorius, Barbara / Pehnt, Martin / Schumacher, Katja (2006): Carbon Capture and Storage: Settling the German Coal vs. Climate Change Dispute? Revised version. In: URL: http://www.tips-project.de/DOWNLOAD/TIPS_DP7_ccs_paper2006.pdf Berlin/Heidelberg 2006, 55 p., (= TIPS Discussion Paper 7).

Fischer, Corinna / Praetorius, Barbara (2006): Carbon Capture and Storage: A New Turn in the German Coal Dispute? In: Conference proceedings of the 29th IAEE International Conference, Potsdam, 7-10 June 2006. 2006.

Fischer, Corinna / Praetorius, Barbara (2006): Nachhaltige Transformation des Elektrizitätssystems und Dynamik der Dezentralisierung. Zur Diffusion von Mikro-KWK in Deutschland. In: Bechberger, Mischa / Reiche, Danyel (Hrsg.): Ökologische Transformation der Energiewirtschaft – Erfolgsbedingungen und Restriktionen. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag 2006, S. 277-295 ISBN 3-503-09313-3.

Fischer, Corinna (2006): From Consumers to Operators: the Role of Micro Cogeneration Users. In: Pehnt, Martin / Cames, Martin / Fischer, Corinna / Praetorius, Barbara / Schneider, Lambert / Schumacher, Kanja / Voß, Jan-Peter (Eds.): Micro Cogeneration. Towards decentralized energy systems. Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer Verlag 2006, pp. 117-143 ISBN 3-540-25582-6.

Pehnt, Martin / Cames, Martin / Fischer, Corinna / Praetorius, Barbara / Schneider, Lambert / Schumacher, Kanja / Voß, Jan-Peter (2006): Micro Cogeneration. Towards decentralized energy systems. Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer Verlag 2006, 346 p. ISBN 3-540-25582-6.

Cames, Martin / Fischer, Corinna / Voß, Jan-Peter / Pehnt, Martin / Praetorius, Barbara / Schneider, Lambert / Schumacher, Katja (2005): Transformation. In: URL: http://www.tips-project.de/download/Transformation_en.pdf 2005, 7 p., (= TIPS Discussion Paper 5).

Fischer, Corinna (2004): Who uses innovative energy technologies, why, and when? The case of fuel cell MicroCHP. Paper presented at the 4S & EASST Conference "Public Proofs - Science, technology and democracy", Paris, August 25-28th 2004. Download: http://www.csi.ensmp.fr/WebCSI/4S/search/search_P/search_P.php

Fischer, Corinna (2003): Beyond households: discovering the collective consumer. In: ECEEE (ed.): Time to turn down energy demand. ECEEE 2003 Summer Study Proceedings Vol. 3. Stockholm: eceee 2003, pp. 1135-1146.

Fischer, Corinna (2003): Beyond households: discovering the collective consumer. In: ECEEE (ed.): Time to turn down energy demand. ECEEE 2003 Summer Study Proceedings Vol. 3. Stockholm: eceee 2003, pp. 1135-1146.