Valeria Jana Schwanitz
Field of work
Personal background: I am an energy economist with experience in first-principle models, energy system modeling, and empirical analysis of coupled human-nature systems in the context of climate change and sustainable development. I am a member of the board of the Joint Program "e3s - Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of the Energy Transition" of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and I also lead the sub-program on 'Data science and artificial intellegence" of the newly established EERA Joint Proggram 'Digitalization of energy'. I am furthermore the leader of the "Green Innovation Pillar" of the HVL PhD program RESINNREG. Finally, I am proud to be a Distinguished Fellow at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Bristol, UK. For peer-reviewed publications, visit research gate or browse the list below. Current projects:
- H2020 Research Project COMETS. "Collective action Models for Energy Transition and Social Innovation" (from 05/2019). 12 European partners, HVL builds a Europe-wide inventory for citizen-led low carbon energy projects. More information & links
- ERASME - Jean Monet Center of Excellence on Sustainable Development at the University Clermont-Auvergne, France (from April 2019). Cooperation in education & research.
- H2020 Project EERAdata. "Towards a FAIR and open data ecosystem in the low carbon energy research community" (from 03/2020). 6 European partners, HVL leads. Project website & project wiki.
- H2020 Project DRES2Markets. " Technical, business, and regulatory approaches to enhance the renewable energy capabilities to take part actively in the electricity and ancillary service markets" (from 08/2020). 15 European partners. Project website.
- AI for sustainable energy (09/2020-09/2022). HVL financed research cooperation between the research groups "Data Science" and "Data-driven energy system analysis".
- GE4-300 Climate Change and Climate Policy
- PL4-302 Transition towards a zero emission society
- NA-422 Natural Science with focus on climate, energy, and environment
- energy system analysis
- human-nature system analysis
- renewable energy and technological change
- model validation
- FAIR and open energy data
Data-driven energy system research – recent advances and future directions
Game not over yet - Teaching climate change and sustainable development using games