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Densing, Martin Dr.

Scientist
E-mail: martin.densing(@)psi.ch
Telephone: +41 56 310 2598



CV of Dr. Martin Densing

Academic Qualifications

2008 Dr.sc.ETH Institute for Operations Research and Mathematical Methods in Economics (IOR), University of Zurich, together with Institute for Operations Research (IFOR), Department of Mathematics, ETH, Zurich
1996 MSc ETH Physics Theoretical Physics. ETH, Zurich

Employment

2009- Today Scientist Energy Economics Group, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
2008- 2009 Consultant Owner of company MathOpt (Risk Management). Customers: Retail Banks in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Risk IT provider
2006- 2008 Consultant FIS Corp. (financial risk management)
2000- 2006 Research Assistant Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, University of Zurich
1997- 2000 Consultant Wolters-Kluwer Corp. (financial risk software)

Current Projects

Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

Yazdanie, M., Densing, M., Wokaun, A. (2017). Cost optimal urban energy systems planning in the context of national energy policies: A case study for the city of Basel, Energy Policy, Vol. 110, pp. 176–190, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.08.009

Welsch, M., Volkart, K., Densing, M., Kannan, R., Pattupara, R. et al. (2017). Europe's Energy Transition - Insights for Policy Making, __, ELSEVIER, ISBN 978-0-128098-06-6 link

Yazdanie, M., Densing, M., Wokaun, A. (2016). The Role of Decentralized Generation and Storage Technologies in Future Energy Systems Planning for a Rural Agglomeration in Switzerland, Energy Policy, Vol. 96, pp. 432-445, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.06.010

Densing, M., Panos, E., Hirschberg, S. (2016). Meta-Analysis of Energy Scenario Studies: Example of Electricity Scenarios for Switzerland, Energy, Vol. 109, pp. 998-1015, doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.05.020

Panos E., Densing M., Volkart K. (2016). Access to electricity in the World Energy Council's global energy scenarios: An outlook for developing regions until 2030, Energy Strategy Reviews, Vol. 9, pp. 28-49, Elsevier doi:10.1016/j.esr.2015.11.003

Panos E., Turton H., Densing M., Volkart K. (2015). Powering the growth of Sub-Saharan Africa: The Jazz and Symphony scenarios of World Energy Council, Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 26, pp. 14-33, Elsevier doi:10.1016/j.esd.2015.01.004 ISSN 0973-0826

Densing, M. (2014). Stochastic programming of time-consistent extensions of AVaR, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Vol. 24(3), pp. 993-1010, DOI:10.1137/130905046, pdf-Version

Densing, M. (2013). Price-Driven Hydropower Dispatch Under Uncertainty In Kovacevic, R.; Pflug, G. & Vespucci, M. T. (ed.), Chapter 4, Risk Management in Energy Production and Trading, pp. 73-98, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9035-7_4

Densing, M. (2013). Dispatch Planning using Newsvendor Dual Problems and Occupation Times: Application to Hydropower, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 228, pp. 321-330, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2013.01.033

Densing, M., H. Turton and G. Bäuml (2012). Conditions for the successful deployment of electric vehicles - a global energy system perspective, Energy, Vol. 47, pp. 137-149, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.09.011

Densing, M. (2012). Occupation times of the Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process: Functional PCA and evidence from electricity prices, Physica A, Vol. 391 (23), pp. 5818-5826, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2012.07.040

Densing, M. and H. Turton (2011). Contribution to the World Energy Council, Global Transport Scenarios 2050, Project Partners: IBM Corporation and Paul Scherrer Institute, ISBN 978-0-946121-14-4/978-0-946121-13-7

Technical reports and working papers

Volkart K., Densing M. et al. (2016). Assessments of the Merit of Different Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Pathways for Energy Applications, INSIGHT_E Policy Report 6, Abstract and Download

Campbell D., Densing M., Panos E., et al. (2015). New Zealand Energy Scenarios – Navigating energy futures to 2050, World Energy Council, BusinessNZ Energy Council. Project Partners: Paul Scherrer Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sapere Research Group. full report project webpage

Densing M., Panos E., Hirschberg S. (2015). Meta-Analysis of Energy Scenario Studies: Example of Electricity Scenarios for Switzerland, Social Science Research Network (SSRN) link

Densing, M., Hirschberg, S., Turton, H. (2014). Review of Swiss Electricity Scenarios 2050, PSI-Report 14-05, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), ISSN 1019-0643, Download (3MB), Presentation (English), Praesentation (Deutsch), Data Charts, updated (Microsoft Excel)

Frei C., Turton H., Densing M., Panos E., Volkart K. et al. (2013). World Energy Scenarios – Composing energy futures to 2050, Project Partner Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland. World Energy Council, London, ISBN 978-0-946121-33-5

Turton H., Panos E., Densing M., Volkart K. (2013). Global Multi-regional MARKAL (GMM) model update: Disaggregation to 15 regions and 2010 recalibration, PSI Bericht 13-03, Download (4MB)

Conference contributions

Densing, M., Panos, E., Schmedders K. (2017). Stochastic bi-level electricity market modeling, 2nd Workshop of SET-Nav WP10 Modelling Forum - Modelling of Risk and Uncertainty in Energy System, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

Yazdanie, M., Densing, M. (2017). The Role of Decentralized Generation and Storage Technologies in the Future Energy Systems of Swiss Communities, INSMART - Integrative Smart City Planning (Final Conference), Brussels, Belgium, Presentation

Yazdanie, M., Densing, M. (2016). Decision-making for energy system planning using TIMES: the uptake of decentralized generation and storage technologies on a community-scale, EURO 2016, Poznan, Poland

Volkart K., Densing M., Panos E., Mutel C., Sabio N., Strachan N. (2016). Implementation of multi-objective optimization in the MARKAL framework for simultaneously analysing the economic, societal and environmental performance of the global energy system, wholeSEM Annual Conference 2016, Cambridge, UK, Presentation

Densing, M., Panos, E., Schmedders, K. (2015). Decision making in electricity markets: Bi-level games and stochastic programming, Energy Science Center Workshop, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Presentation

Densing, M., Panos, E., Schmedders, K. (2015). Bilevel oligopolistic electricity market models: The case of Switzerland and surrounding countries, OR2015, Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society, Vienna, Austria

Densing M. (2015). Stochastic programming formulations of coherent multi-period risk measurement, 13th Swiss Operations Research Days, IBM Research, Zurich

Densing, M., Hirschberg, S., Panos, E. (2015). Future Energy Scenarios (keynote), ICOSSE 2015 (4th International Congress on Sustainability and Engineering, Balatonfured, Hungary

Volkart K., Panos E., Densing M. (2015). Review of Global Energy Scenarios, SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2015, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Poster

Panos E., Densing M., Volkart K. (2015). Achieving universal electricity access by 2030 in a sustainable way, IEW 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Presentation

Densing, M. (2014). Price-Duration Curves: Decomposition and integration into hydropower optimization models, 3rd Asset Optimization Day (AOD 2014), Bern, Switzerland, y2014

Densing, M. (2014). Hydropower optimization against the market: Generalizations of the newsvendor problem, 4th Energy Finance Christmas Workshop (EFC14), St. Gallen, Switzerland, y2014

Panos E., Densing M., Turton H., Volkart K. (2014). Choosing a tempo to power Sub-Saharan Africa in 2050: Jazz and Symphony scenarios of the World Energy Council, IEW 2014, Beijing, China, Presentation

Panos E., Densing M., Turton H., Volkart K. (2014). ORCHESTRATING OR IMPROVISING THE GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION: SCENARIO MODELLING WITH THE WORLD ENERGY COUNCIL, IEW 2014, Beijing, China, Presentation

Densing, M. (2014). Pumped-storage hydropower optimization: Effects of several reservoirs and of ancillary services, IFORS 2014, Barcelona, Spain, Presentation

Densing, M. (2013). Price-driven hydropower dispatch under uncertainty, Workshop on Risk Management in Energy Production and Trading, Vienna, Austria, External Link

Densing, M., Turton H., Panos E., Volkart K. (2013). Global Energy Scenarios 2050, International Energy Workshop, Paris, France, Presentation

Densing, M., H. Turton and G. Bäuml (2012). Conditions for the deployment of alternative drivetrains: An energy system perspective, 12th IAEE European Energy Conference, Venice, Italy, Presentation

Densing, M., H. Turton and G. Bäuml (2012). Conditions for the successful deployment of electric vehicles, 12th Swiss Transport Research Conference, Ascona, Switzerland, Conference paper

Densing, M. and J. Mayer (2012). Multistage stochastic optimization of power dispatch and multiperiod duality of CVaR, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2012), Berlin, Germany, Presentation

Densing, M. and J. Mayer (2012). Multiperiod Stochastic Optimization Problems with Time-Consistent Risk Constraints, Operations Research Proceedings 2011, Klatte D., Lüthi H.-J., Schmedders K. (ed.), Springer, 2012, p. 521-526. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29210-1_83

Densing, M. (2012). Stochastic programming formulations of coherent multiperiod risk measurement, 25th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2012), Vilnius, Lithuania, Presentation

PhD Thesis

Densing, M. (2007). Hydro-Electric Power Plant Dispatch-Planning - Multi-Stage Stochastic Programming with Time-Consistent Constraints on Risk, ETH, 2007, No.17244, DOI: 10.3929/ethz-a-005464814