Making Economic Advancement Mean Ecological Improvement

Gregor Czisch

Super Grid Chief Scientist CIWG

Dr. Gregor Czisch, a fully qualified agriculturist, studied physics at Munich Technical University, specializing in energy supply. He wrote his PhD in electrical engineering on scenarios for a future electricity supply with renewable energies. Since 1987, he has worked on various topics in the energy-related field at TU Munich, the DLR Stuttgart, the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching. Among his key areas of scientific focus were solar building engineering, utilization of biomass, wind energy and hydropower, primary energy analyses, emission analyses, high temperature heat storage and solar thermal power plants.

During his work in the R&D division Information and Energy Economy at the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Techniques (ISET) and at the Institute for Electrical Energy Technology/Rational Energy Conversion (IEE-RE) at the University of Kassel, he worked on potential-analyses for renewable energies and on simulating their production behaviour, on conceptualizing energy transport systems and on developing scenarios for a CO2-neutral electricity supply.  This work resulted, among other things, in a PhD with the title "Scenarios for a Future Electricity Supply: cost-optimized variations on supplying Europe and its neighbours with electricity from renewable energies", for which he was awarded the distinction summa cum laude. One key role was played by models he created for energy supply systems as the basis for system configuration, operation planning and power plant dispatch by means of mathematical optimization. Questions of business and economics meant that a detailed analysis of the typical market costs of all kinds of different components of energy supply systems needed to be carried out in addition to the analysis of all relevant technical aspects.

After completing his doctorate, parallel to his research at the University of Kassel, Dr Gregor Czisch has worked as a consultant to the Scientific Advisory Council on Environmental Change of the German Federal Government (WBGU) and was, among other things, invited as an expert to hearings in various ministries, parliaments, development organizations, commercial enterprises and utilities world-wide.

He is one of 16 energy experts of the Energy Forum 2020 of the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, was working on studies for The German Advisory Council on the Environment of the Federal Government and working for both the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ - German technical cooperation) and the "Africa-EU Energy Partnership" of the African Union Commission and the European Commission as a consultant and for the "Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

The great interest in his expertise and the results of his work led to various cooperations with different media. Today Gregor Czisch performs his consulting activities within the frame of his firm "Transnational Renewables Consulting".

Hitherto activities and focal points in the field of energy

Topics of a diverse cross-section area for the solution of the Climate- and Energy- Problem briefly summarized

Political consulting: hearings, written statemetns (at state, federal, and international level in ministries, parliaments, political parties, and other public organizations, development organizations and banks)

Consulting for energy companies and NGOs

Analysis and optimization of energy systems

Development of scenarios for a future renewable electricity supply

Energy Transmission: e.g. High Voltage Direct Current transmission (HVDC)

Energy Meteorology

Determination of global potentials of renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, Energy Towers, hydropower and others)

Preparation and participation in studies

Energy Management, power plant dispatch, MILP (Mixed Integer Linear Programming) and other mathematical optimization)

Power plant technology (wind, solar, biomass, thermal power plants etc.)

Thermal building concepts (use of solar energy, heat pumps...)

Emissions and primary energy analysis

Programming, modeling, computing, data processing


Energy politics and energy economics

Examination of political economics

Costing, Financing concepts (business economics)

Presentations and lectures

Development of curricula for universities and university associations in the field of renewable energy use and renewable electricity networks