Academic Publications

Lion has published many articles in economics and engineering journals, including single-author papers in the leading field outlets Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, and Applied Energy. His “Market Value” paper is the most cited article in Energy Economics in recent years (see ranking) as is “Optimal Share” in The Energy Journal (see ranking). Lion’s publications have won several awards, including the best paper award of the International Association for Energy Economics.

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First-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals

Open Data for Electricity Modeling: Legal Aspects, Energy Strategy Reviews, 2020. open access

The ENTSO-E Transparency Platform. An assessment of Europe’s most ambitious electricity data platform, Applied Energy, 2018 (w/ Jonathan Mühlenpfordt & Marisa Bulkeley). open access

What caused the drop of European electricity prices? A factor decomposition analysis, The Energy Journal, 2018. open access

The benefits of flexibility: The value of wind energy with hydropower, Applied Energy, 2016. pdf

The role of capital costs for decarbonizing the power sector, Environmental Research Letters, 2016 (w/ Jan Steckel). pdf

System-friendly Wind Power, Energy Economics, 2016 (w/ Simon Müller). pdf | Best paper award INREC

Why Wind is not Coal: On the Economics of Electricity Generation, The Energy Journal, 2016 (w/ Falko Ueckerdt & Ottmar Edenhofer). pdf

Balancing Power and Variable Renewables: Three Links, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015 (w/ Inka Ziegenhagen). pdf

Integration Costs Revisited – An economic framework of wind and solar variability, Renewable Energy, 2015 (w/ Falko Ueckerdt & Ottmar Edenhofer). pdf | Best paper award IAEE | Best poster award IEWT | Best paper award IEWT

The Optimal Share of Variable Renewables: How the Variability of Wind and Solar Power affects their Welfare-optimal Deployment, The Energy Journal, 2015. pdf | review

The Market Value of Solar Power: Is Photovoltaics Cost-Competitive?, IET Renewable Power Generation, 2015. pdf | Selected paper Solar Integration Workshop

The Market Value of Variable Renewables: The effect of solar wind power variability on their relative price, Energy Economics, 2013. pdf

Redistribution Effects of Energy and Climate Policy: The electricity market, Energy Policy, 2013 (w/ Falko Ueckerdt). pdf


Co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals

Reforming the electric power industry in developing economies evidence on efficiency and electricity access outcomes, Energy Policy, 2020 (w/ Andrea Dertinger)

Flexible power and hydrogen production: Finding synergy between CCS and variable renewables, Energy, 2019 (w/ Schalk Cloete). open access

Technology-neutral auctions for renewable energy: EU law vs. reality in Member States, Journal for European Enviromental & Planning Law, 2019 (w/ Lars Jerrentrup, Bastian Lotz & Silvana Tiedemann). pdf

Time series of heat demand and heat pump efficiency for energy system modeling, Nature Scientific Data, 2019. (w/ Oliver Ruhnau & Aaron Praktiknjo). open access

Short-Term Electricity Trading for System Balancing, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2019 (w/ Christopher Koch). pdf

Open Power System Data – Frictionless data for electricity system modelling, Applied Energy, 2019 (w/ Frauke Wiese, Ingmar Schlecht, Juliane Reimann, Clemens Gerbaulet, Martin Jahn, Jonathan Mühlenpfordt, Friedrich Kunz, Wolf-Peter Schill & Casimir Lorenz). pdf

Opening the black box of energy modelling: strategies and lessons learned, Energy Strategy Reviews, 2018 (w/ Stefan Pfenninger, Ingmar Schlecht, Eva Schmid, Frauke Wiese, Tom Brown, Chris Davis, Matthew Gidden, Heidi Heinrichs & Clara Heuberger). open access

The importance of open data and software: is energy research lagging behind?, Energy Policy, 2017 (w/ Stefan Pfenninger, Joseph DeCarolis, Sylvain Quoilin & Iain Staffell). open access

Carpe diem: A novel approach to select representative days for long-term power system models with high shares of renewable energy sources, Energy, 2016 (w/ Paul Nahmmacher, Eva Schmid & Brigitte Knopf). open access

On the Economics of Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Economics, 2013 (w/ Ottmar Edenhofer, Brigitte Knopf, Michael Pahle, Steffen Schloemer, Eva Schmid & Falko Ueckerdt). pdf

System LCOE: What are the costs of variable renewables?, Energy, 2013 (w/ Falko Ueckerdt, Gunnar Luderer & Ottmar Edenhofer). pdf

Carbon lock-out: Advancing renewable energy policy in Europe, Energies, 2012 (w/ Paul Lehmann, Felix Creutzig, Melf-Hinrich Ehlers, Nele Friedrichsen, Clemens Heuson & Robert Pietzcker). open access



The Economics of Wind and Solar Variability, TU Berlin, 2014.