Welcome to my personal homepage. I’m an energy economist and deputy head of the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). I am a member of the National Platform Future of Mobility (AG2) and the ESYS working group Hydrogen Economy 2030. I’m also part of the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub.
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 Wochenberichte / Weekly Reports, Vierteljahrshefte, book chapters, project reports, etc.), my research projects, or my CV, please visit my institutional homepage at DIW Berlin. You may also find additional material on Scopus, REpEc, ResearchGate or Google Scholar. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please write me an email. I’m also on Twitter occasionally.
Economics of electrical storage
López Prol, J., Schill, W.-P. (2021): The Economics of Variable Renewables and Electricity Storage. Annual Review of Resource Economics, accepted for publication. arXiv preprint
Günther, C., Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A. (2021): Prosumage of solar electricity: tariff design, capacity investments, and power sector effects. Energy Policy 152, 112168. published open access article
Schill, W.-P. (2020): Electricity storage and the renewable energy transition. Joule 4(10), 2059-2064. published version
Say, K., Schill, W.-P., John, M. (2020): Degrees of displacement: The impact of household PV battery prosumage on utility generation and storage. Applied Energy 276, 115466. arXiv preprint | published version
Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A. (2018): Long-run power storage requirements for high shares of renewables: results and sensitivities. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 83, 156-171. 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. author copy | published version
Power system interactions of electric vehicles
Gaete-Morales, C., Kramer, H., Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A. (2021): An open tool for creating battery-electric vehicle time series from empirical data, emobpy. Scientific Data 8, 152. arXiv preprint | published open access version
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
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. full text | free view-only version | published version | Supplementary Information | Model code and input data
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. full text | published version
Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A. (2020): Flexible electricity use for heating in markets with renewable energy. Applied Energy 266, 114571. published open access version
Bloess, A., Schill, W.-P., Zerrahn, A. (2018): Power-to-heat for renewable energy integration: A review of technologies, modeling approaches, and flexibility potentials. Applied Energy 212, 1611–1626. published open access version
Gambardella, C., Pahle, M., Schill, W.-P. (2020): Do Benefits from Dynamic Tariffing Rise? Welfare Effects of Real-Time Retail Pricing Under Carbon Taxation and Variable Renewable Electricity Supply. Environmental and Resource Economics 75, 183-213. open-access published version
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. full text | 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. full text | 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. full text | published version
Ohlendorf, N., Schill, W.-P. (2020): Frequency and duration of low-wind-power events in Germany. Environmental Research Letters 15(8), 084045. published open-access version
Open energy modeling and open energy data
Gaete-Morales, C., Kittel, M., Roth, A., Schill, W.-P. (2021): DIETERpy: a Python framework for The Dispatch and Investment Evaluation Tool with Endogenous Renewables. SoftwareX 15, 100784. arXiv preprint | published open-access version
Wiese, F., Schlecht, I., Bunke, W.-D., Gerbaulet, C., Hirth, L., Jahn, M., Kunz, F., Lorenz, C., Mühlenpfordt, J., Reimann, J., Schill, W.-P. (2019): Open Power System Data – Frictionless data for electricity system modelling. Applied Energy 236, 401-409. open access | published version