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Dr. Nele Friedrichsen studied industrial engineering with a focus on energy and environmental management at the University of Flensburg. She received her PhD in Economics from Jacobs University Bremen on “Investment, Unbundling, and Vertical Governance in Electric Power Systems”.
After her studies, she worked as a project manager and research assistant first at the Bremen Energy Institute and then at Fraunhofer ISI in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets and as a visiting researcher at SPRU at the University of Sussex. Then she worked in regulation management at DB Energie and as an IT consultant for energy management at DB Systel.

Since October 2021, Dr. Nele Friedrichsen has been working as a project manager and research associate at IREES in the business area Energypolitcs and -technologies.


  • Evaluation of energy and climate policy instruments,

  • New and further development of climate protection measures,

  • Techno-economic assessment of energy technologies


H2- Companion

Decarbonisation process heating and cooling of SMEs

Scientific analyses on the introduction, design and scaling of climate protecting contracts (CCfD) for the decarbonisation primary industries

Scientific support climate policy and action program

Interactions of the building sector with other sectors