Prof. Dr. Frauke Wiese

Contact data

Phone +49 (0) 461 805 3014
Fax +49 (0) 461 805 953014
Mail frauke.wiese [at] uni-flensburg.de
Street Auf dem Campus 1b
ZIP, City D-24943 Flensburg
Department Interdisziplinäres Institut für Umwelt-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften/ Abteilung Energie und Umweltmanagement
Building Vilnius I
Room VIL 107

Research

University Europa-Universität Flensburg

Lectures

  • Energy System Modelling

Biography

After a voluntary ecological year Frauke Wiese studied Environmental Management (EUM) at the University of Flensburg. Her semester abroad and internship in Reykjavík, Iceland, deepened her knowledge of geothermal energy. In her diploma thesis, she discussed the system conflict between fluctuating wind energy and inflexible base-load coal-fired power plants using the example of the new construction of a coal-fired power plant at the feed-in point for offshore wind energy in Brunsbüttel. Afterwards, she dealt practically with the social acceptance of the energy turnaround: At Deutsche Umwelthilfe in Berlin, she worked as a project manager at the Renewable Energies Grid Integration Forum.

Her desire to delve deeper into the technical and economic aspects of the energy transition brought her back to the European University of Flensburg. There, together with her colleague Gesine Bökenkamp, she built up the renpass electricity system model, which she used in teaching, among other things. Her focus became increasingly on the type of modelling, as her own experience made her realise the importance of open data and open source in scientific energy system modelling. This was the focus of her dissertation, for which she received a scholarship from the Reiner Lemoine Foundation and completed it in April 2015. Frauke Wiese is co-initiator of the open energy modelling initiative.

In her postdoc at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), she extended her experience in open and collaborative energy system modelling as part of the Balmorel community in the Energy System Analysis Group. In the Future Gas project, she analysed the role different gases can play in the transformation of our energy systems and explored acceleration strategies for complex energy system models. In the Master Sustainable Energy Systems at DTU she taught on open energy system modelling and analysis.

Back at the EUF, she has been leading the interdisciplinary junior research group "Energy Sufficiency" together with Benjamin Best from the Wuppertal Institute as an assistant professor for the transformation of energy systems since May 2020.