Digital Transformation in Energy Systems
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society today. Tackling this challenge will require a complete reorganisation of the infrastructure necessary to satisfy our energy needs: electricity generators, storage, energy networks, heating supply, transport and industrial processes. Our group leverages cutting-edge research from a variety of disciplines to understand the most cost-effective pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy system. We also maintain the PyPSA open-source energy modelling ecosystem.

Studying and Lectures

Here students can find information on the courses and examinations of the department. Open topics for theses are also announced here.


Here you will find an overview of our current publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and on preprint servers.

About Us

Here you will find an overview of our team consisting of the department head, secretariat, research assistants and tutors.


Welcome to new research assistants

We welcome to the department six new researchers at our department.

New project on hydrogen and carbon management with Breakthrough Energy Sciences

We're pleased to announce a new collaboration with Breakthough Energy Sciences with the goal is to improve the representation of hydrogen and carbon management in highly-resolved energy system models.

New project on 24/7 Carbon-Free Power Purchase Agreements with Google

We're thrilled to announce a new project with Google looking at 24/7 carbon-free Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

New department founded! We congratulate Prof. Dr. Boris Heinz!

On 1 April 2021 the Department of Community Energy and Adaptation to Climate Change was founded with Prof. Dr. Boris Heinz as its head.

Department of Energy Systems in Transition

Since the beginning of April 2021, Prof. Dr. Tom Brown is the new head of the department.

Upcoming Events


You will find the Department of Energy Systems on the ground floor of the side wing FT of the HFT building (Building for High Frequency Technology). The easiest way to get to our offices is via the side entrance from Einsteinufer.



Paola Caria
Sekr. TA 8
Raum FT 024A
+49 (0)30 314 22 890
+49 (0)30 314 26 908


Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Energietechnik
Fachgebiet Energiesysteme
Einsteinufer 25 (TA 8)
10587 Berlin