Kais Siala, M.Sc.

Time at the Chair September 2015 - February 2020
E-Mail kais.siala@tum.de


  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technical University of Munich, Focus: Power Engineering
  • Master’s Thesis at TUM CREATE (Singapore), submitted to the Institute for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems: “Determination of the Power Generation Potential of Solar PV and Wind in South East Asia”

Research interests

  • Modelling and optimization of energy systems (European electricity market model)
  • Complex socio-economic systems




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  • Siala, Kais; Odersky, Leonhard: pyGRETA, pyCLARA, pyPRIMA: A pre-processing suite to generate flexible model regions for energy system models. SoftwareX 16, 2021, 100860 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • 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 )
  • Savvidis, Georgios; Siala, Kais; Weissbart, Christoph; Schmidt, Lukas; Borggrefe, Frieder; Kumar, Subhash; Pittel, Karen; Madlener, Reinhard; Hufendiek, Kai: The gap between energy policy challenges and model capabilities. Energy Policy 125, 2019, 503-520 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Siala, Kais: Flexible spatial distribution of electricity demand for energy system models. 38th International Energy Workshop, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Siala, Kais: Increasing the spatial resolution of MERRA-2 reanalysis data for energy system modeling. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Siala, Kais; Mahfouz, Mohammad Youssef: Impact of the choice of regions on energy system models. Energy Strategy Reviews 25, 2019, 75-85 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Siala, Kais; de la Rúa, Cristina: How are the benefits of Europe's decarbonization distributed? IAEE International Conference, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Siala, Kais; de la Rúa, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda; Hamacher, Thomas: Towards a sustainable European energy system: Linking optimization models with multi-regional input-output analysis. Energy Strategy Reviews 26, 2019, 100391 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Boiarchuk, Irina; Siala, Kais; Hewes, Dominic; Witzmann, Rolf; Hamacher, Thomas: Investigation of the Performance of Nodal and Zonal ENTSO-E Transmission System Models in the Context of Large-Scale Integration of Renewables. Conference on Sustainable Energy Supply and Energy Storage Systems, VDE Verlag, 2018, 289-295 more… BibTeX
  • Mahfouz, Mohammad Youssef; Siala, Kais: Impact of the Choice of Regions on Energy System Models. Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2018, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Siala, Kais; Baik, Ejeong; Huber, Matthias; Hamacher, Thomas; Benson, Sally M: Optimizing the Californian Power System according to the Renewable Portfolio Standards for 2030 and beyond. 37th International Energy Workshop, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)


  • Baur, Stephan; Winklmaier, Johannes; Siala, Kais: Beitrag interdisziplinärer Hands-On-Projekte in der schulischen und universitären Lehre zur nachhaltigen Energiegewinnung in Entwicklungsländern. Technische Bildung im Spannungsfeld zwischen beruflicher und akademischer Bildung - Die Vielfalt der Wege zu technischer Bildung - 11. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung 2016, 2017, 133 - 138 more… BibTeX
  • Siala, Kais; Molar-Cruz, Anahi: Probabilistic GIS-based technical potential assessment of hydrothermal energy in Bavaria. Der Geothermiekongress 2017, 2017 more… BibTeX


  • Hartmann, Tobias; Siala, Kais; Kuhn, Philipp; Huber, Matthias; Stolle, Laura; Hamacher, Thomas: Gesicherte Stromversorgung in Bayern. Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie, 2016, more… BibTeX
  • Siala, Kais; Stich, Jürgen: Estimation of the PV potential in ASEAN with a high spatial and temporal resolution. Renewable Energy 88, 2016, 445-456 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
Turning Technology into Business - Using Business Model Canvas Methodology to Spread Island Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa MA 2016
Potential Assessment of Geothermal Energy in Bavaria MA 2016
Zusammenhang zwischen der Platzierung von Energiespeichern und der Netztopologie MA 2017
Veränderung der effektiven Topologie des Stromnetzes durch den Einsatz von Speichern MA 2017
Retrospective analysis of the German energy transition using the sociodynamics modeling framework MA 2017
Untersuchung zur Beschaffung von Redispatch BA 2018
Expected influence of residential energy storage on grid ramping BA 2018
Modeling the energy system of California MA 2019
Impact of different spatial resolutions on energy system models MA 2019
Development and Evaluation of a Simplified Approach for Modeling Country Energy Systems MA 2019