M. Sc. Christian Perau

Range of Activities

Research Focus

  • Integrated Operation of Electricity and Gas Transmission Networks
  • Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MIP)
  • DC Optimal Power Flow Analyses (OPF)
  • Generation, Consumption, Storage, and Transmission of Hydrogen
  • Spatially distributed modelling of demand and renewable generation


Current and finished Projects

  • Kopernicus Project - New Energy Grid Structures for the Energy Transition II (ENSURE II)
    Duration: 2019-2022



  • Seminars
  • Supervision of bachelor- and master theses


Ongoing Bachelor and Master theses
  • Time series aggregation in order to investigate sector coupling under consideration of seasonal storages (Master thesis)
  • Identification of potential lines in electricity, gas, and hydrogen systems with high shares of renewable energies (Master thesis)
Completed Bachelor and Master theses
  • Optimal allocation planning of hydrogen electrolysis in the energy system of the future with a high share of renewable energies (Master thesis)
  • Sector coupling via green hydrogen - which lines could be important? (Bachelor thesis)



Curriculum Vitae

Since 2020

Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (KIT)

Research associate at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Chair of Energy Economics

2017 - 2020

RWTH Aachen University and Comillas Pontificial University Madrid

Master studies in Business Administration and Engineering: Electric Energy Technic (Aachen) and Industrial Engineering (Madrid)

2013 - 2017

RWTH Aachen University

Bachelor studies Business Administration and Engineering: Electric Energy Technic