The FfE

Strong and robust energy research is an indispensable prerequisite for a successful energy system transformation!

For more than 70 years, the FfE has been working independently and unbiased on energy technical topics as well as energy economical topics. Research results are based on scientifically sound analysis methods with technical, economical, ecological and social criteria. The neutrality of our work is guaranteed by the spectrum of our projects and the diversity of our project partners.

By the middle of the 21st century, the energy system should be largely greenhouse gas neutral. Many technical, systemic and regulatory issues still need to be resolved in order to achieve this goal. The FfE is developing long-term sustainable solutions to ensure the success of the "German Energy Transition".

Energy efficiency, renewable energies, digitalisation of the energy system and the increasing interconnection of electricity, gas and heat infrastructure are today’s major challenges with regard to security of supply, cost-effectiveness, environmental compatibility and acceptance. At the sight of a manifold list of questions - from resource scarcity to climate change - the technology-based energy system analysis of FfE is more important than ever to secure a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply.

Equally important is the highly qualified education and training of scientists at the FfE and thus the enhancement of specialist knowledge and methodological competence in the energy sector. Since its foundation, the FfE has trained around 350 post-graduate scientific researchers. In addition, an average of 20 final theses and three doctorates are supervised each year.

There is still a lot to be done for the successful energy system transformation and the need for experts for independent and interdisciplinary energy research will continue to grow.

We are looking forward to many new scientific challenges at the interfaces between technology, ecology, economy and society!




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