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Dr. Elisabeth Dütschke

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research ISI

Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems
Business Unit Actors and Social Acceptance in the Transformation of the Energy System
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  • Section
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Working Group
  • Integrated power supply, Energiewende der bebauten Umwelt


Dr. Elisabeth Dütschke studied psychology, business administration and marketing. For her PhD thesis in organizational behaviour she received an award from Südwest Metall as an outstanding contribution to research. Further work experience include consulting of private and public organizations and journalism as well as university lectures. She joined Fraunhofer ISI in 2009 and now coordinates the Business Unit Actors and Social Acceptance in the Transformation of the Energy System. She has large experience in national and European funded research projects.
Her work focuses on the human perspective on a changing energy system. She is the main contact for societal issues around the energy transition for the institute.
Specific topics include for example social acceptance for carbon capture, utilizsation and storage (CCUS), concentrated solar power (CSP), wind energy and industry transformations; solar energy, prosuming and demand side management incl. dynamic pricing; the diffusion of electric, shared and autonomous vehicles and travel choice more generally; regional participation in transition processes; social innovations in the energy system; social perception of climate policy measures such as CO2 pricing; currently she conducts research on rebound effects and sufficient lifestyles.
In the ESYS project, Elisabeth Dütschke contributes her expertise to the working group "Integrated Power Supply".