Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Visiting Researcher



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40116 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus





Malte is a Research Associate specialising in energy systems with high shares of renewables, at the Centre of Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. He is an expert in renewable and conventional power plant technology, energy market design, econometric modelling and sustainable energy engineering and wind power forecasting. He is a co-convenor for the Energy Policy option of the MSc Environmental Technology.

He is one of the founders of Power Swarm, a network for academics, industry and government experts working on power system transformation. Malte's research has shown large impact in the public domain, leading the debate on the energy system's policy. His commentary has appeared in Financial Times, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, neue energie, EW Magazin, detektor.FM, ZfK and energate messenger.

Malte has worked five years as part of the research team at Fraunhofer IWES (now IEE) in Germany, focussing on energy market design and the markets for ancillary services. His input to energy market reform in Germany directly shaped the rules for future market design, allowing renewables to contribute towards power system security. Recent appointments as a Consultant at E4tech have been on projects in energy systems, sector coupling, demand response and water electrolysis.

Malte is a doctor of energy economics (Dr. rer. pol.) and wrote his thesis on the economics of wind and solar in markets for power system reserve. He holds degrees in engineering and economics.

Research Areas

Energy markets and regulatory framework - Assessing energy market design and regulatory framework and their impact of integrating renewable energy sources. Determining the requirements to access flexibility in the market to integrate wind and solar.

Sector-coupling - Decarbonisation of multi-vector energy systems, linking the electricity, heat, transport energy vector. Technology assessment and determination of policy options.

Design of renewables support schemes - Designing renewables support schemes of the future, realizing cost-efficient integration of renewables into grids and markets, whilst balancing and fostering technology and business model innovation.

Electrolysers and hydrogen applications - Using electrolysers producing hydrogen (and methane) as a storage option for future energy system. Investigating impacts on the energy system.

Ancillary services - Enabling new and innovative technologies to deliver system support. Modelling of market design and technology requirements to increase system reliability.

Marginal emissions modelling - Modelling marginal emissions and emissions reduction contributed by wind and solar.

Wind and solar power forecast modelling - Modelling wind and solar forecast errors stochastically. Modelling global wind and solar output based on weather data.



Jansen M, Duffy C, Green T, et al., 2022, Island in the Sea: The prospects and impacts of an offshore wind power hub in the North Sea, Advances in Applied Energy, Vol:6, ISSN:2666-7924, Pages:1-14

Jansen M, Beiter P, Riepin I, et al., 2022, Policy choices and outcomes for offshore wind auctions globally, Energy Policy, Vol:167, ISSN:0301-4215, Pages:1-17

McKenna R, Pfenninger S, Heinrichs H, et al., 2022, High-resolution large-scale onshore wind energy assessments: A review of potential definitions, methodologies and future research needs (vol 182, pg 659, 2021), Renewable Energy, Vol:190, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:1128-1128

McKenna R, Pfenninger S, Heinrichs H, et al., 2022, High-resolution large-scale onshore wind energy assessments: A review of potential definitions, methodologies and future research needs, Renewable Energy, Vol:182, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:659-684

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