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M.Sc. Soner Candas

Education

  • M.Sc. in Power Engineering at Technical University of Munich
  • Master’s thesis at the Institute for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems: “Sociodynamic modelling of energy transitions”

Research interests

  • Spatio-temporal decomposition in energy system modelling
  • Decentral optimization methods for distribution grids
  • Diffusion of innovative energy technologies

Projects

  • STROM – Forschungsverbund "Microgrids und Sektorkopplung" - Teilprojekt 2: Potentialbestimmung und Modellintegration
  • eXtremOS – Value of flexibility in the context of the European energy market coupling under extreme technological, regulatory and societal developments
  • open_MODEX – Model experiment to compare and determine synergy potentials of open-source frameworks in energy system analysis

Teaching

Publications

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2022

  • Baecker, Beneharo Reveron; Candas, Soner: Co-optimizing transmission and active distribution grids to assess demand-side flexibilities of a carbon-neutral German energy system. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 163, 2022, 112422 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Berendes, Sarah; Hilpert, Simon; Günther, Stephan; Muschner, Christoph; Candas, Soner; Hainsch, Karlo; van Ouwerkerk, Jonas; Buchholz, Stefanie; Söthe, Martin: Evaluating the usability of open source frameworks in energy system modelling. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 159, 2022 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Candas, Soner; Muschner, Christoph; Buchholz, Stefanie; Bramstoft, Rasmus; van Ouwerkerk, Jonas; Hainsch, Karlo; Löffler, Konstantin; Günther, Stephan; Berendes, Sarah; Nguyen, Stefanie; Justin, Aparna: Code exposed: Review of five open-source frameworks for modeling renewable energy systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 161, 2022, 112272 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Cornejo, Martin; Mohapatra, Anurag; Candas, Soner; Peric, Vedran S.: PHIL implementation of a decentralized online OPF for active distribution grids. Accepted in IEEE PES General Meeting 2022, 2022 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • van Ouwerkerk, Jonas; Hainsch, Karlo; Candas, Soner; Muschner, Christoph; Buchholz, Stefanie; Günther, Stephan; Huyskens, Hendrik; Berendes, Sarah; Löffler, Konstantin; Bußar, Christian; Tardasti, Fateme; Köckritz, Luja von; Bramstoft, Rasmus: Comparing open source power system models - A case study focusing on fundamental modeling parameters for the German energy transition. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 161, 2022, 112331 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2021

  • Candas, Soner; Dimitropoulos, Nikolaos: Influence of CO2 taxation and hydrogen utilization on the cost-optimal development of the German power system by 2050. 1st IAEE Online Conference 2021, 2021 more… BibTeX

2020

  • Candas, Soner; Zhang, Kai; Hamacher, Thomas: A Comparative Study of Benders Decomposition and ADMM for Decentralized Optimal Power Flow. 2020 IEEE Power Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2019

  • Candas, Soner; Guminski, Andrej; Fiedler, Claudia; Pellinger, Christoph; Orthofer, Clara Luisa: Meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for neighbouring countries of Germany. 16th IAEE European Conference, 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Candas, Soner; Siala, Kais; Hamacher, Thomas: Sociodynamic modeling of small-scale PV adoption and insights on future expansion without feed-in tariffs. Energy Policy 125, 2019, 521-536 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Past theses topics

BA = Bachelor’s thesis, DA = Diploma thesis, MA = Master’s thesis, SA = Study work
Topic Type   Year
Exploring near-optimal alternatives for an intertemporal model of the German power system MA   2020
Modellierung der deutschen Wärmewende bis 2050—Eine Szenariostudie zu Schlüsseltechnologien und gesetzlichen Rahmen MA   2020
OSDRIA 2.0: Optimization software for developing rural infrastructure in Africa MA   2020
Implementation of the mixed-integer constraints in the energy system modelling framework urbs MA   2020
Comparison of microgrid architectures for an example smart home network MA   2020
Parameterstudie für die kostenoptimale Entwicklung des deutschen Stromsystems MA   2019
Implementation and application of DC power flow on the energy system modelling framework urbs MA   2019
Modularization of linear energy system modelling framework urbs BA   2019