Person

Dr.

Lars Friedrich Nolting

Chief Engineer

Nolting, Lars
Chair for Energy System Economics (FCN-ESE)

Address

Building: EON.ERC

Room: 10.16

Mathieustraße 10

52074 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 49901
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 649870

Office Hours

by appointment
 

Research Interests

  • Energy System Analysis
  • Security of Electricity Supply
  • Complexity Management
  • Optimization of Energy Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence for Energy Management
 

Curriculum Vitae

Lars Nolting studied Business Administration and Engineering: Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and during a semester abroad at University of California, Davis focusing on energy technologies and operations research. In 2015 he earned a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc. RWTH) and in 2017 a master’s degree (M.Sc. RWTH). During his studies, he worked as a student assistant and tutor at the Institute for Decision Theory and Financial Services (EFI), the Department of Finance (bfw) and the Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics (IAEW). He conducted his master’s thesis in cooperation with Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physics (IBP) at Energy Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) in the field of heat pump efficiency analysis. Since April 2017, Lars Nolting worked first as research associate and doctoral student for the Assistant Professorship for Energy Resource and Innovation Economics at FCN and since the beginning of 2021 as senior engineer at the Chair for Energy System Economics. There, he finished his PhD thesis entitled "The Security of Electricity Supply in Context of Liberalization and Energy Transition" in October 2021.

 

Prizes and Awards

  • First prize of the Körber Foundation Award 2022 in the field of social sciences.
  • 2022: Erster Preis des Studienpreises 2022 der Körberstiftung im Bereich Sozialwissenschaften
  • 2022: Best Student Paper Award der 43rd IAEE International Conference in Tokio, Japan.
  • 2022: Manfred Hirschvogel Award for an outstanding dissertation
  • 2021: EEX Group Excellence Award
  • 2021: GEE Award of the Energy Forum Berlin in the category "Best Dissertation"
  • 2020: Best Reviewer Award of the Journal Energy Research & Social Science.
  • 2019: Travel scholarship of the DAAD for the 16th Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) European Conference in Ljubljana, Slowenien.
  • 2019: Best Reviewer Award of the Journal Energy Research & Social Science.
  • 2019: Best Paper Award of the 3rd International Conference on Energy, Ecology and Environment (ICEEE) in Stavanger, Norwegen (as co-author).
  • 2019: Best Scientific Presentation Award of the 13th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology (ENERDAY) in Dresden, Germany.
  • 2018: Best Application Paper Award of the 48th Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE48) in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 2017: Energy Prize of the Energiecampus Nürnberg (EnCN) for the master's thesis.
  • 2017: Springorum Commemorative Coin of the Faculty of Mechanical Engerineering of RWTH Aachen.
 

Publications

Journal Articles (full scholarly peer-review)
Kockel, C., Nolting, L., Priesmann, J., Praktiknjo, A. (2022). Does Renewable Electricity Supply Match with Energy Demand? – A Spatio-Temporal Analysis for the German Case, Applied Energy, 308, 118226. [ScienceDirect]
Kockel, C., Nolting, L., Goldbeck, R., Wulf, C., De Doncker, R. W., Praktiknjo, A. (2022). A Scalable Life Cycle
Assessment of Alternating and Direct Current Microgrids in Office Buildings, Applied Energy, 305, 117878. [ScienceDirect]

Köhnen, C. S., Priesmann, J., Nolting, L., Kotzur, L., Robinius, M., Praktiknjo, A. (2022). The Potential of Deep Learning to Reduce Complexity in Energy System Modeling, International Journal of Energy Research 46(4). [Wiley]

Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). The Complexity Dilemma – Insights from Security of Electricity Supply Assessments, Energy, 122522. [ScienceDirect]
Hoffmann, M., Priesmann, J., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A., Kotzur, L. Stolten, D. (2021). Typical Periods or Typical Time Steps? A Multi-model Analysis to Determine the Optimal Temporal Aggregation for Energy System Models, Applied Energy, 304, 117825. [ScienceDirect]
Kotzur, L., Nolting, L., Hoffmann, M., Groß, T., Smolenko, A., Priesmann, J., Büsing, H., Beer, R., Kullmann, F., Singh, B., Praktiknjo, A., Stolten, D., Robinius, M. (2021). A Modeler's Guide to Handle Complexity in Energy Sytems Optimization, Advances in Applied Energy, 4, 100063. [ScienceDirect]
Priesmann, J., Nolting, L., Kockel, C., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). Time Series of Useful Energy Consumption Patterns for Energy System Modeling, Scientific Data, 8, 148 [Nature]
Kabus, M.; Nolting, L.; Mortimer, B.J.; Koj, J.C.; Kuckshinrichs, W.; De Doncker, R.W.; Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Environmental Impacts of Charging Concepts for Battery Electric Vehicles: A Comparison of On-Board and Off-Board Charging Systems Based on a Life Cycle Assessmen, Energies, 13(24), 6508. (MDPI)
Cabanero, A., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Mini-Grids for the Sustainable Electrification of Rural Areas in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assessing the Potential of KeyMaker Models, Energies, 13(23), 6350. (MDPI)
Senkpiel, C., Dobbins, A., Kockel, C., Steinbach, J., Fahl, U., Wille, F., Globisch, J., Wassermann, S., Droste-Franke, B., Hauser, W., Hofer, C., Nolting, L., Bernath, C. (2020). Integrating Methods and Empirical Findings from Social and Behavioural Sciences into Energy System Models—Motivation and Possible Approaches, Energies, 13(18), 4952. [MDPI]
Behm, C., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). How to Model European Electricity Load Profiles using Artificial Neural Networks, Applied Energy, 277, 115564. [ScienceDirect]
Ridha, E., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Complexity Profiles: A Large-Scale Review of Energy System Models in Terms of Complexity, Energy Strategy Reviews, 30, 100515. [ScienceDirect]
Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Can We Phase-out All of Them? Probabilistic Assessments of Security of Electricity Supply for the German Case, Applied Energy, 263, 114704. [ScienceDirect]
Nolting, L., Spiegel, T., Reich, M., Adam, M., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Can Energy System Modeling Benefit from Artificial Neural Networks? Application of Two-stage Metamodels to Reduce Computation of Security of Supply Assessments, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 142. [ScienceDirect]
Priesmann, J., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2019). Are Complex Energy System Models More Accurate? An Intra Model Comparison of Energy System Optimization Models, Applied Energy 255(12), 2019. [ScienceDirect]
Nolting, L., Priesmann, J., Kockel, C., Rödler, G., Brauweiler, T., Hauer, I., Robinius, M., Praktiknjo, A. (2019). Generating Transparency in the Worldwide Use of the Terminology “Industry 4.0”, Applied Sciences 9(21). [MDPI]
Nolting L., Schuller V., Gaumnitz F., Praktiknjo A. (2019). Incentivizing Timely Investments in Electrical Grids: Analysis of the Amendment of the German Distribution Grid Regulation, Energy Policy 132(September), 754-763. [ScienceDirect]
Nolting L., Kies A., Schönegge M., Robinius M., Praktiknjo A. (2019). Locating Experts and Carving out the State of the Art: A Systematic Review on Industry 4.0 and Energy System Analysis, International Journal of Energy Research, 43(July), 3981-4002. [Wiley]
Nolting L., Praktiknjo A. (2019). Techno-economic Analysis of Flexible Heat Pump Controls, Applied Energy, 238(March), 1417-1433. [ScienceDirect]
Nolting L., Steiger S., Praktiknjo A. (2018): Assessing the Validity of European Labels for Energy Efficiency of Heat Pumps, Journal of Building Engineering, 18(July), 476-486. [ScienceDirect]

 
Monographs
Nolting, L. (2021). Die Versorgungssicherheit mit Elektrizität im Kontext von Liberalisierung und Energiewende. E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, 99. ISBN: 978-3-948234-13-3. [Link]

 
Journal Articles (simplified or no scholarly review)
Praktiknjo, A., Moser, M., Kockel, C., Nolting, L., Pacco, K., Schmitt, C. (2022). Wie abhängig ist das europäische Stromsystem von Erdgas?, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen 05/2022, 14-19. (PDF).
Priesmann, J., Münch, J., Ridha, E., Spiegel, T., Reich, M., Adam, M., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). Artificial Intelligence and Design of Experiments for Assessing Security of Electricity Supply: A Review and Strategic Outlook. CoRR abs/2112.04889. PREPRINT (Version 2). [Link]

 
Contributions to Conferences and Workshops
Nolting, L., da Silva, A. M., (2022). Assessing the Effect of Different Market Designs on the Security of Electricity Supply – A Quantitative Analysis and Policy Recommendations. 43rd IAEE International Conference (https://iaee2022.org/index.html), 31.07.-04.08., Tokio, Japan
Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). How to Adequately Model Security of Electricity Supply in Germany in the Context of Energy Transition and Liberalization. 10th International Ruhr Energy Conference (INREC), September 15-16, Essen, Germany (online conference).
Ridha, E, Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). Geschäftsmodelle für die Wärmewende: Moderne Nahwärmenetze im Projekt TransUrban.NRW. Poster presentation. 12th International Energy Economics Conference at the TU-Wien (IEWT 2021), Vienna, Austria.
Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). A Guideline thorugh Complexity: Assessing the Security of Electricity Supply. 1st IAEE Online Conference (IAEE2021), June 7-9, Paris, France (online conference).
Kockel, C., Nolting, L., Priesmann, J., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Sector Coupling Pathways: Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches for the German Case. 1st IAEE Online Conference (IAEE2021), June 7-9, Paris, France (Online Conference).
Priesmann, J., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A., (2021). Komplexitätsmanagement in Energiesystemmodellen. Projektportrait: Methods and Models for Energy Transformation and Integration Systems (METIS). Poster presentation. 4th Yearly Conference of the System Analysis Research Network, May 18-20, 2021, Berlin, Germany (online conference).
Wille, F., Kockel, C., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). Prozess einer Methodenintegration für die Energiesystemanalyse. Posterpräsentation. 4th Yearly Conference of the System Analysis Research Network, 18.-20. Mai 2021, Berlin, Germany (online conference).
Nolting, L., Priesmann, J., Ridha, E., Praktiknjo, A. (2021). Projektportrait: Künstliche Intelligenz zur Untersuchung der Versorgungssicherheit mit Elektrizität (KIVi). Poster presentation. 4th Yearly Conference of the System Analysis Research Network, May 18-20, 2021, Berlin, Germany (online conference).
Ridha, E., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo A. (2021). Geschäftsmodelle für die Wärmewende: Vom Quartier ins Gesamtsystem. Poster presentation. 4th Yearly Conference of the System Analysis Research Network, May 18-20, 2021, Berlin, Germany (online conference).
Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). A Guideline to Identify Optimal Levels of Complexity in Energy System Models - Insights from Security of Supply Assessments, International Ruhr Energy Conference (INREC) 2020, September 9-10, 2020, Essen, Germany (Online conference).
Cabanero, A., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Mini-grids for the Sustainable Electrification of Rural Areas in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assessing the Potential of Key-Maker Models, 15th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES), September 1-10, 2020, Cologne, Germany (Online conference).
Kockel, C., Nolting, L., Priesmann, J., Praktiknjo, A. (2020). Energy Infrastructure for Decarbonizing other Energy Sectors through Renewable Electricity - A Spatio-Temporal Analysis From Useful Energy Demand to Renewable Energy Supply of Sector Coupling Pathways Based on the German Case, Virtual ADBI Workshop on Integration of Renewable Energy in Energy Systems: Perspectives on Investment, Technology, and Policy, July 8-10, 2020, Tokyo, Japan (Online workshop).
Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2019). Can We Phase-out all of them? How Market Interventions Impact Security of Supply in Germany, 16th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) European Conference (IAEE2019), August 25-28, 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Priesmann J., Nolting L., Praktiknjo A. (2019). Are Complex Energy System Models More Accurate? An Intra-Model Comparison of Energy System Optimization Models, 42nd International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Annual Conference in Montréal (IAEE2019), May 29 - June 1, 2019, Montréal, Canada.
Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2019). Ist das komplexere Modell immer das bessere? Eine Fallstudie zur Versorgungssicherheitsbewertung. Posterpräsentation. 3. Jahrestreffen des Forschungsnetzwerkes Energiesystemanalyse, May 23-24, 2019, Aachen, Germany.
Ridha, E., Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2019). Komplexität von Energiesystemmodellen: Einfluss der inhaltlichen Ausrichtung. Poster presentation. 26. Student Chapter Workshop der GEE, May 17, 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Nolting, L., Praktiknjo, A. (2019). Is the More Complex Model Always the Better One? Evidence from the Assessment of Security of Electricity Supply. ENERDAY 2019 – 13th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology, April 12, 2019, Dresden, Germany.

Nolting L., Spiegel T., Reich M., Adam M., Praktiknjo A. (2018). Can Energy System Modeling Benefit from Artificial Neural Networks? Application of Two-Stage Metamodels to Reduce Computation of Security of Supply Assessments, 48th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE48), December 2-5, 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.
Nolting L., Praktiknjo A. (2018). Techno-Economic Analysis of Flexible Heat Pump Controls, 41st IAEE International Conference, June 10-13, 2018, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Nolting L., Praktiknjo A. (2018). Techno-Economic Analysis of Flexible Heat Pump Controls, ENERDAY 2018 - 12th International Conference on Energy Economics and Technology, April 27, 2018, Dresden, Germany. [PDF]
Nolting L., Praktiknjo A. (2018). Complexity Management in Energy System Models, Poster Presentation, 661st WE-Heraeus Seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics, Optimization and Control of Distributed Energy Systems, January 29-31, 2018, Bad Honnef, Germany.
Nolting L. (2017). Information Content of Heat Pump Efficiency Labels. Poster presentation. 23rd Student Chapter Workshop of GEE, July 28, 2017, Munich, Germany.