Energy systems and markets

The various building blocks of the energy transition can only develop their full effect if they fit together perfectly. In this context, not only the technical interaction of the individual system components, but also the right economic and regulatory environment is of great importance. Only when the big picture is right can the transformation of the energy system succeed. With our expertise in modelling markets and energy systems as well as a good understanding of the market, we work with you to develop a forward-looking plan for an optimal energy supply in the future.

In our work, we consistently pursue a systems approach. In doing so, we map the entire energy supply value chain: from generation to distribution and storage to end applications. In this way, we can investigate the possible transformation of the energy system with its diverse techno-economic boundary conditions in a forward-looking and transparent manner. To do this, we use a range of different tools that are customised to the respective issue.

In addition, our comprehensive market analyses also provide an excellent overview of current market events and potential developments in the future. Thanks to our broad and excellent network, we have a deep understanding of social and technological developments in markets. Numerous clients from business and politics trust LBST’s reliable assessments.

Contact person

Jan Zerhusen

Jan Zerhusen

  • Senior Project Manager / Consultant

Selected reference projects


September 2019

Biomethane and hydrogen in trans-European energy infrastructures

The study develops an overview of the potential role of biomethane and hydrogen in the EU energy system. The study includes an assessment of the production and import potential.

May 2019

Hydrogen study in Nordrhein-Westfalen

The aim of the study was to investigate the factors that require the use of the economic and climate-relevant potential of hydrogen in Nordrhein-Westfalen and in Germany. For this purpose, based on an energy system analysis, the importance of the energy carrier hydrogen in the electricity, heat, transport, and industry sectors of a future energy system was examined in more detail, taking grid restrictions into account.



February 2018

Intelligent sector coupling

Amprion and OGE have jointly commissioned LBST to analyze the economic and climate-relevant effects of a broad introduction of Power-to-Gas (PtG) compared to an “all-electric” world for Germany up to 2050 in sector-specific detail. The electricity sector with its inherent flexibility options was completely modeled, except for the electricity distribution network.