// 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.

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” and as a member of the Baden-Württemberg government’s advisory council for sustainable development.

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.-J. Ziesing; Stellungnahme zum vierten Monitoring-Bericht der Bundesregierung für das Berichtsjahr 2014; Bericht der Expertenkommission zum Monitoring-Prozess „Energie der Zukunft“, Berlin, Münster, Stuttgart, November 2015.


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