Expertise

Energy & Mobility

Shaping future energy & mobility systems, seizing opportunities strategically.

The top priority of the energy transition is to reach the climate goals. At the same time, the power supply must be guaranteed. In Germany, this can only be achieved through increased energy efficiency and the further expansion of renewable energies.

So where do renewable energy sources have the greatest potential? How do political instruments and new technologies affect demand, emissions and prices? How do we meet the rising demand for passenger and freight transport in a sustainable way? Which promising business models are emerging?

To address these questions, we provide a sound basis for decision-making – with our strategic competence and expertise in the areas of Energy Scenarios & Sector Coupling, Power & Renewable Energy, the Heat Market, Energy Efficiency & Services, Power & Gas Distribution as well as Mobility & Transport.

 

Energy Scenarios & Sector Coupling

The energy system is undergoing rapid and major restructuring. Energy system scenarios examine its various possible development paths.

Power & Renewable Energy

Expanding renewable energies is crucial to achieve the climate targets. The backbone of the energy system transformation: the electricity system.

Heat Market

Energy transition in the heating market: sector coupling and district heating play a central role The climate goals affect the heating market in several ways.

Energy Efficiency & Energy Services

Energy efficiency not only protects against crises and price risks – it also opens up numerous opportunities for innovative business models!

Gas & Power Transmission

The energy transition increases the requirements for gas and electricity networks. Careful network planning limits network charges and ensures competitiveness.

Mobility & Transport

Rising demand, environmental and climate objectives: A sustainable transport system requires more than the exchange of drive technologies.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

Einspurige Bahnlinie im Morgennebel

Prospects of the railway line Amsterdam – Noord Netherlands – Hamburg

2021
| Project

How would the expansion of the rail link between Amsterdam, Noord Netherlands and Hamburg affect socio-economic development? On behalf of the North Netherlands Region, we assessed the potentials.

Erfahrener Ingenieur erklärt die Probleme bei Bauarbeiten. Teamwork auf der Baustelle.

The future of construction

2021
| Project

For the building industry, climate protection is moving into the centre. Because it is one of the largest consumers of resources and energy. Study for the Future Council of the vbw.

Smartwatch kontaktloses Bezahlen. Mit intelligenter Uhr an der U-Bahn-Station zu bezahlen.

City life of the future

ongoing
| Project

Prognos is part of the consortium of the BMI programme Model Projects Smart Cities (MPSC).

Versuche mit einer Wasserstoff-Brennstoffzelle in einem Labor

Technology & Innovation Centre for Hydrogen

2021
| Project

The BMVI wants to promote an innovation and technology center for hydrogen. Prognos and its partners are evaluating the concepts of four German regions and investigating their feasibility.

Kraftwerk

Technical CO2 sinks

2021
| Project

To achieve climate neutrality, CO2 must be removed from the atmosphere. Prognos prepared an expert report on technical CO2 sinks for dena.

Bepflanzte Hauswand eines Hochhauses

Climate-Neutral Germany 2045

2021
| Project

Together with the Öko-Institut and the Wuppertal Institute, we have investigated how Germany can achieve its climate targets even before 2050.

Windrad auf einem Rapsfeld

Climate neutrality & security of supply in the electricity market

2021
| Project

Assessment of the security of supply until 2030 of the scenarios KN2050 and KN2045 from the study "Climate Neutral Germany".

Blick übers Feld. Im Hintergrund zu sehen sind Strommasten und Windräder

Security of supply in the face of the energy transition

2021
| Company

In a publication by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Jens Hobohm takes a look at security of supply and describes the challenges in primary energy supply and the electricity system associated with the energy transition.

Renovierung eines Gebäudes oder Hausbau

Decarbonisation options in the building sector

2020
| Project

How can greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector be reduced?

Großer 1000 Tonnen Kran demontiert an einem sonnigen Tag mit Industriekletterern ein Windrad.

EU’s Global Leadership in Renewables

2020
| Project

Prognos, together with COWI, CEPS, and Capgemini invent, examines Europe's position and competitiveness in global renewable energy value chains.

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Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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