Socio-technical evaluation of combined heat, power and cooling systems for the building sector

Expected duration: 11.2020 – 6.2022


Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt
Political Sciences

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter F. Pelz
Fluid System Technology


Project description:

In the energy transformation, decentralised solutions in the generation of heating and cooling are an important building block. From a technical-economic perspective, technical applications based on hydrogen in the form of hydrogen cogeneration (H2-CHP, H2-CCHP) are particularly promising. In decentralised applications in particular, socio-economic criteria, such as the knowledge of those involved about technologies, play an important role in addition to technical-economic factors. The project therefore combined the technical-economic multipole system analysis (MPSA) with a socio-scientific stakeholder analysis. A system for integrating socio-economic criteria, such as stakeholder attitudes towards H2-CCHP, into formal engineering approaches was developed and summarised in an assessment system. Policy instruments were evaluated on this basis.



Ringel, Marc/ Mjekic, Saranda/Knodt, Michèle (2022): The market for energy advice in Germany: A progress review, in: International Journal of Energy Sector Management, published online first, DOI: 10.1108/IJESM-10-2021-0014

Mjekic, Saranda/ Ringel, Marc/ Knodt, Michèle (2022): Beitrag der Energieberatung zur Wärmewende vor Ort: Hauseigentümer und Fördergelder zielführend zusammenbringen.