March 2020

Dear students,

due to a new regulation of the Ruhr-University Bochum all events from 16.03.2020 on will be cancelled.

Since we do not know when the exam will be taken, we would like to ask you to refrain from asking questions. As soon as there are any news, you will be informed by us.

Further information on how the RUB deals with Corona can be found here:


February 2020

At the Chair of Energy Systems and Energy Economics, we organise a Special Issue on
"Behavioural and Societal Aspects of Decision Making in Energy Systems and Markets" in Energies:

We look forward to your submissions.
Please contact us in case of any questions. 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.

Special Issue Flyer


VDI Prize of the Bochum District Association

On Friday, 14 February 2020, Sabrina Grüber (photo) was honoured for her outstanding master's thesis by the VDI district association in Bochum. The award ceremony took place during the annual meeting of the Bochum district association by the 1st chairman Prof. Dr.-Ing. The thesis was carried out in cooperation with the International Geothermal Centre Bochum (today Frauenhofer IEG). The title of her work is „Energetic conception of a heat network with bidirectionally connectable thermal consumer/producer systems under integration of solar thermal energy and seasonal heat storage in mines.“
Mrs. Grüber was accompanied by EE supervisor Michel Gross (photo).

EE congratulates Mrs Grüber on this award.  



January 2020

Within the EU project ELEGANCY, in which 22 partners from 6 countries are researching on concepts for future energy systems with hydrogen and CCS, a hearing takes place in the EU Parliament on 29.01.2020 between 12:30 and 14:30. The EU politicians will be informed about first results and recommendations for further actions. 

EE is participating in the research project together with four other chairs at RUB and focuses on techno-economic analyses for the German case study.


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December 2019

Prof. Valentin Bertsch moderates session on “Increasing spatial resolution” with international experts as part of the workshop
“Addressing the Geo-Spatial Aspects of Variable Renewable Energy in Long-Term Planning” organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Bonn, Germany, on December 12th 2019.



Open Access Book "Advances in Energy System Optimization" now available online

Bertsch, V., Ardone, A., Suriyah, M., Fichtner, W., Leibfried, T., & Heuveline, V. (Eds.). Advances in Energy System Optimization: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Energy System Optimization. Springer.



Prof. Valentin Bertsch gives scientific opening speech on
“Energy Systems Analysis – Old Problems & New Challenges” within the
“Sino-German Symposium on Uncertainty Quantification for Engineering and Industrial Applications“ at Heidelberg University and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (H-ITS), Heidelberg, Germany, on December 2nd 2019.