Tim Tröndle is a PhD student in Energy Policy at ETH Zürich. In his research, he is analysing energy policy aims currently debated in Europe. Based on a quantitative approach and using European energy system models, he investigates the implications and necessary trade-offs that policy aims like Europeanisation and energy efficiency come with. Tim is furthermore interested in the role of uncertainty in technology choice and system design choice processes: how to move forward without full information about the implications of a certain choice. In this respect, he is identifying pathways which are robust towards uncertain developments.
Prior to his work in academia, he has been leading a team designing solutions for the energy transition of small energy systems at a Berlin based grid and energy storage solution provider. The team delivered energy system designs with high renewable shares to supersede current, fossil-fuel based energy supply. They furthermore developed control algorithms on the level of the entire micro-grid and for Megawatt-scale battery storage systems. Tim holds a degree in Engineering Cybernetics, a program that told him to understand and master the dynamics of networked systems.