Wolf-Peter Schill

Welcome to my personal homepage. I’m an energy economist at DIW Berlin.

The main reason for maintaining this page is to provide legal open access versions of my peer-reviewed journal articles. If you are interested in my other publications (discussion papers, DIW Economic Bulletins, DIW Wochenberichte, Vierteljahrshefte, project reports, etc.), research projects, and my CV, please visit my institutional homepage. You may also find additional material on REpEc, ResearchGate or Google Scholar. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please write me an email. I’m also on Twitter.

Economics of energy storage

Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A. (In Press): Long-run power storage requirements for high shares of renewables: results and sensitivities. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. In Press, corrected proof. open access | published version
Please note: this article contains an updated version of the calculations presented in the second part of our DIW Discussion Paper 1457 “A Greenfield Model to Evaluate Long-Run Power Storage Requirements for High Shares of Renewables”.




Zerrahn, A., Schill, W.-P. (2017): Long-run power storage requirements for high shares of renewables: review and a new model. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 79, 1518-1534. open access | published version
Please note: in addition to the review, this article contains an extended version of the model description presented in the first part of our DIW Discussion Paper 1457 “A Greenfield Model to Evaluate Long-Run Power Storage Requirements for High Shares of Renewables”.




Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A., Kunz, F. (2017): Prosumage of solar electricity: pros, cons, and the system perspective. Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 6(1), 7-31. open access | published version (free download)



Egerer, J., Schill, W.-P. (2014): Power system transformation toward renewables: Investment scenarios for Germany. Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 3(2), 29-43. open access | published version

Schill, W.-P. (2014): Residual Load, Renewable Surplus Generation and Storage Requirements in Germany. Energy Policy 73, 65-79. open access | published version

Schill, W.-P., Kemfert, C. (2011): Modeling Strategic Electricity Storage: The Case of Pumped Hydro Storage in Germany. The Energy Journal 32(3), 59-87. open access | published version

Power system interactions of electric vehicles

Schill, W.-P., Niemeyer, M., Zerrahn, A., Diekmann, J. (2016): Bereitstellung von Regelleistung durch Elektrofahrzeuge: Modellrechnungen für Deutschland im Jahr 2035. Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft 40 (2), 73-87. open access | published version


Schill, W.-P., Gerbaulet, C. (2015): Power System Impacts of Electric Vehicles in Germany: Charging with Coal or Renewables. Applied Energy 156, 185-196. open access | published version



Schill, W.-P. (2011): Electric Vehicles in Imperfect Electricity Markets: the Case of Germany. Energy Policy 39(10), 6178-6189. open access | published version

Electricity market modeling and design


Schill, W.-P., Pahle, M., Gambardella, C. (2017): Start-up costs of thermal power plants in markets with increasing shares of variable renewable generation. Nature Energy 2, 17050. open access after embargo period | free view-only version | published version | Supplementary Information | Model code and input data



Pahle, M., Schill, W.-P., Gambardella, C., Tietjen, O. (2016): Renewable Energy Support, Negative Prices, and Real-time Pricing. The Energy Journal 37 (SI3), 147-169. open access | published version

Neuhoff, K., Diekmann, J., Kunz, F., Rüster, S., Schill, W.-P., Schwenen, S. (2016): A Coordinated Strategic Reserve to Safeguard the European Energy Transition. Utilities Policy 41, 252-263. open access | published version

Demand-side issues

Zerrahn, A. Schill, W.-P. (2015): On the representation of demand-side management in power system models. Energy 84, 840-845. open access | published version

Network regulation

Egerer, J., Rosellón, J, Schill, W.-P. (2015): Power System Transformation toward Renewables: An Evaluation of Regulatory Approaches for Network Expansion. The Energy Journal 36(4), 105-128. open access | published version

Schill, W.-P., Rosellón, J., Egerer, J. (2015): Testing Regulatory Regimes for Power Transmission Expansion with Fluctuating Demand and Wind Generation. Journal of Regulatory Economics 47, 1-28. open access | published version

Other energy and climate policy issues

Blazejczak, J., Braun, F.G., Edler, D., Schill, W.-P. (2014): Economic effects of renewable energy expansion: A model-based analysis for Germany. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 40, 1070-1080. open access | published version


Pahle, M., Fan, L., Schill, W.-P. (2011): How Emission Certificate Allocations Distort Fossil Investments: The German Example. Energy Policy 39(4), 1975-1987. open access | published version



Earlier work

Rotter, V.S., Chancerel, P., Schill, W.-P. (2011): Practicalities of Individual Producer Responsibility under the WEEE directive: Experiences in Germany. Waste Management and Research 29(9), 931-944. open access | published version