// Prof. Dr. Frithjof Staiß

Prof. Dr. Frithjof Staiß
Prof. Dr. Frithjof Staiß

CEO of the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research  Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and Head of  Energy Policy and Energy Carriers Division

Personal details:

Prof. Dr. Frithjof Staiß has been the CEO of the ZSW since 2007 and is the head of the institute's Energy Policy and Energy Carriers Division. He graduated in Business Administration and Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and earned a doctoral degree in 1989 on the integration of wind energy into electricity supply systems.

From 1989-2007 Prof. Staiß worked at ZSW as a scientist and as the head of the Systems Analysis Department on potential and market analyses for renewable energies, energy scenarios, market introduction strategies and the implementation of funding instruments.

Prof. Staiß has published numerous books on these subjects and was teaching as an honorary professor at the Department of Law and Economics of the Technical University of Darmstadt from 2007-2021. Since 2021 he holds a professorship for the Innovation Management of Energy Systems at the Stuttgart University Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use.

Prof. Staiß is a Member of the Senate of the German Aerospace Research Center, of the advisory and scientific boards of several research institutes and of scientific committees, e. g. the German Renewable Energy Research Association (FVEE) and the Business Dialogue "Energy Transition" of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment.

Moreover, he provides policy consulting to the federal government and the regional government of Baden-Württemberg, e. g. as a member of the German government’s independent expert commission for the monitoring process “Energy of the Future” (2011-2022) and as a co-chair in the Energy Topic of the Baden-Württemberg Strategic Dialogue Automotive Sector.

Selected Publications:

  • F. Staiß, F. Steinborn, H. Böhnisch; The Capacity Credit of Renewable Energy Systems – An Economic Approach; Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 1993, Budapest, 23 – 27 Aug. 1993, Vol I, pp. 253-258, Ed. by L. Imre, A. Bitai, published by the Hungarian Energy Society, Budapest, Hungary, 1993.
  • F. Staiß; Jahrbuch Erneuerbare Energien 2000; Hrsg.: Stiftung Energieforschung Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Verlag Bieberstein, Radebeul 2000.
  • F. Staiß, M. Kratzat, J. Nitsch, U. Lehr, D. Edler, Ch. Lutz; Wirkungen des Ausbaus der erneuerbaren Energien auf den deutschen Arbeitsmarkt unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Außenhandels; Forschungsvorhaben für das Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Endbericht, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung GmbH, Stuttgart, Berlin, Osnabrück, Juni 2006.
  • F. Staiß, F. Musiol, B. Schott, H. Höfling; Speichertechnologien im Energiemarkt der Zukunft; in: Schütz, Klusmann (Hrsg.), Die Zukunft des Strommarktes, Ponte Press Bochum, 2011.
  • A. Löschel, G. Erdmann, F. Staiß, H. Ziesing; Expertenkommission zum Monitoring-Prozess "Energie der Zukunft", Stellungnahme zum sechsten Monitoring-Bericht der Bundesregierung für das Berichtsjahr 2016; Berlin, Münster, Stuttgart, Juni 2018.
  • F. Staiß et al.; Optionen für den Import grünen Wasserstoffs nach Deutschland bis zum Jahr 2030 - Transportwege, Länderbewertungen, Realisierungserfordernisse; Schriftenreihe Energiesysteme der Zukunft, Leopoldina/acatech/akademieunion, München, August 2022; https://doi.org/10.48669/esys_2022-6.


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