Johannes Reichl

Johannes Reichl
Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz · Department of Energy Economics

Dr. (Statistics)
Coordinating two H2020 projects, participating in 5 more.

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Introduction
Energy Economics, Data Collection Tools and Analytics for Smart & Complex Energy Systems, Smart Metering and Energy Communities, Social Acceptance, Big Data, Applied Econometrics, Environment and Climate Change @www.energieinstitut-linz.at
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January 2006 - present
Johannes Kepler University Linz
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  • Project Manager

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Publications (54)
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In many countries, energy consumption data is collected through smart meters in 15-min intervals. Prior work has shown that 1 year’s worth of this data is sufficient to extract sensitive information about households. In this short paper, we break down energy consumption data from a novel dataset into 1-week snippets. Using off-the-shelf algorithms,...
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We analyze European citizens' willingness to take climate mitigation action with data on one-time donation choices from a survey of 15,951 people across 27 nations. Responses are explored with an interdisciplinary hybrid choice model that integrates principles of psychology and economics. The results suggest that only participants who are certain a...
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The Climate Pact and the European Green Deal constitute the main components of the European Union (EU)'s climate change policy. Energy transition, that is, transformation to a zero-carbon global energy system, is one of the main pillars of climate change mitigation policies. This transformation, coupled with the empowerment of individuals within th...
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We compare Internet and telephone survey responses across 27 European Union nations and two research contexts: one, a choice experiment of willingness to pay to avoid power outages, and the other, a public acceptance of energy infrastructure question. The various forms of survey mode effects and the challenges of survey mode choice are documented a...
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The aim of this paper is to estimate the potential impacts of different COVID-19 scenarios on the Italian energy sector through 2030, with a specific focus on transport and industry. The analysis takes a multi-disciplinary approach to properly consider the complex interactions of sectors across Italy. This approach includes the assessment of econom...
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This paper presents the results of a choice experiment for investments in community renewable energy (CRE) projects administered across 31 European nations. In the sample of 18,037 respondents, a high level of interest in the CRE investments is observed, with 79% of respondents choosing to invest in at least one of the eight investment scenarios sh...
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Interdisciplinary research is especially relevant in the energy field where ambitious political targets for the energy transition require rapid advancements in technology and simultaneous developments in social norms and citizen engagement. Challenges related to interdisciplinary communication and the integration of findings across disciplines have...
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Charging infrastructure is one of the key ingredients necessary to further increase the market uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Most public charging infrastructure in Europe is not profitable, and 42% of European households reside in dwellings with no possibility to install a private charger, which are key limitations to the build-up of...
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Peak demand reduction is a key element in demand management programs targeting the stabilization of the electricity grid. This study examines a field experiment in Austria that investigated rebates and non-monetary incentives to reduce household electricity consumption during evening peak demand times. The experiment was conducted on 1,257 Austrian...
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This article develops a new estimator of the marginal likelihood that requires only a sample of the posterior distribution as the input from the analyst. This sample may come from any sampling scheme, such as Gibbs sampling or Metropolis-Hastings sampling. The presented approach can be implemented generically in almost any application of Bayesian m...
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This paper assesses the potential effects on the energy system from a full roll out of a smart phone app designed to connect household electricity consumers with their consumption and price data. The effects of the app in allowing greater demand-side flexibility from household consumers is estimated based on data from an 18-month field trial involv...
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International survey of the ECHOES project is a large survey dataset than contains responses from 31 countries: EU-28 (2018) + 3 countries. The dataset contains raw data in four different formats: dta, rdata, sav and xlsx. Codebook and survey questionnaire are included.
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New network tariffs designed to recover grid operating costs can introduce up to a 500% increase in charges for some households. A transition from volumetric to peak-load-based tariffs will require targeted policy measures such as clear price signals, information about household electricity consumption and temporary compensation or mitigation mecha...
Technical Report
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This Deliverable elaborates a consolidated scientific knowledge base stemming from the correlation of the main findings obtained throughout the ECHOES project with the existing literature in order to advance consensus on the key factors and relationships driving (or meaningfully influencing) specific energy choices and related behavioural patterns...
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Photovoltaic (PV) units and electric vehicles (EVs) are two household goods that are the focus of much research, and many policy initiatives attempting to promote a more sustainable, low-carbon energy system. Despite both academic and practical interest in household adoption of PV units and EVs, potential linkages in these household decisions have...
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Resistance of the local population to new energy infrastructure may hinder achieving the European Union's goal that 32% of energy consumption come from renewable sources. A vast literature is available on the social acceptance of specific renewable energy technologies, but existing research lacks assessments regarding comprehensive transformations...
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With the advent of ICT in the energy system, new possibilities to inform and influence residential electricity consumption become available. We explore the potential of ICT-based interventions in households to decrease electricity usage, improve energy efficiency and thus contribute to reducing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from this sector. Based...
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Electricity is an essential input to both the production of household commodities, and the provision of public infrastructure services. The latter, in turn, are essential to the generation of additional household goods. Thus, customers' willingness to pay to avoid power interruptions will reflect both aspects of foregone household production. We re...
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Growing self-generation and storage are expected to cause significant changes in residential electricity utilization patterns. Commonly applied volumetric network tariffs may induce imbalance between different groups of households and their respective contribution to recovering the operating costs of the grid. Understanding consumer behaviour and a...
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Predicted changes in temperature and other weather events may damage the electricity grid and cause power outages. Understanding the costs of power outages and how these costs change over time with global warming can inform outage-mitigation-investment decisions. Here we show that across 19 EU nations the value of uninterrupted electricity supply i...
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This report forms the basis for further research in ECHOES and gives at the same time an overview about the state-of-the-art. Based on a literature review with an initial screening of several thousand sources (and 597 sources reviewed), research from all three ECHOES research perspectives and technology foci were mapped and research gaps identified...
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Unter den Akteuren (Wähler, Politiker, Produzenten, traditionelle und grüne Interessensgruppen und der Bürokratie) in repräsentativen westlichen Demokratien besteht ein breiter Konsens darüber, dass ein Wandel hin zu einer ökosozialen Marktwirtschaft wesentlich für ein zukünftiges, nachhaltiges Wirtschaftswachstum ist.
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The European power system is undergoing constant evolution since the advent of the smart grids vision, where smart technology is about to become mainstream in the architecture of electricity grids. New functionalities, real-time sensing, and autonomous interventions of the technology promise enhanced operational efficiency and reliability, and open...
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Due to increasing cyber-criminal actions security incidents pose a significant threat for society and economy. Such incidents may also affect personal data which could especially concern the exercise of economic activities, produce financial losses and harm the confidence of the users. To ensure the communication of the most serious security incide...
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The European power system is undergoing constant evolution since the advent of the smart grids vision, where smart technology is about to become mainstream in the architecture of electricity grids. New functionalities, real-time sensing, and autonomous interventions of the technology promise enhanced operational efficiency and reliability, and open...
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This contribution presents the methodology and the results of SESAME, a recent European FP7 research project on electricity supply security and of the ad hoc power outage simulation tool blackout-simulator.com developed as a result of this project. This tool draws upon a rich econometric approach based on value-added data as well as on survey data...
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The current European Union vision for a low carbon electricity system requires a large-scale expansion of overhead transmission lines to integrate renewable energy sources and ensure a secure electricity supply for the future. Recently, new installations of overhead transmission lines across Europe have been stymied by local opposition, which cause...
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Existing studies on the acceptability of energy-related infrastructure have centered around how to overcome the Not-In-My-Backyard phenomenon amongst local stakeholders, focusing primarily on drivers such as community participation and direct economic benefits to impacted areas. To date, none of these contributions have related the acceptability qu...
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The federal state of Upper Austria, at a crossing point for European energy grids, provides large-scale resources for storage of natural gas and is among the top infrastructures in this regard in Europe. Considering the ambitious plans for enhancements of energy infrastructures in this region, the issue of social acceptance of energy infrastructure...
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This contribution investigates the socio-economic relevance of electricity supply security, and some challenges to maintaining the current level of reliability in Europe. Thus, firstly, historic evidence of large-scale power interruptions are presented and their socio-economic ramifications are discussed. Secondly, a newly developed analysis tool,...
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In implementing the most efficient instruments in environmental policy, gaining electoral support is essential. One factor influencing this support is people’s trust in their governments. Quantitative analysis suggests that the lower the trust is that people have in their governments, the lower is their willingness to pay for environmental protecti...
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This paper analyzes the interactions of the regulation of distribution networks and electricity supply security. In particular, the hypothesis is tested that output-based regulatory frameworks, which implicitly take into account quality-of-supply-criteria, improve the level of reliability vis à vis purely incentive-based schemes. To do so, novel em...
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Economists argue that such market-based policy instruments as environmental taxes and emission trading systems are the best way to target the negative effects of pollution. Yet there is no agreement about whether the use of these instruments is sufficient, whether they are deployed efficiently, and which factors influence their effectiveness. Nor i...
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One of the key issues in adopting a sustainable and renewable energy system is gaining social acceptance for technological change. Many technological changes can adversely affect residents and lead to opposition. Extensive development of electricity infrastructure has been met with especially strong resistance from local stakeholders. An abundance...
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This paper presents a model for assessing economic losses caused by electricity cuts as well as Willingness-to-Pay to avoid these power outages as an approximation to the value of supply security. The economic effects for simulated power cuts from 1 to 48 h, which take the affected provinces, the day of the week and the time of day into considerati...
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This paper analyses different assessment techniques used for power outage costs evaluation. Socio-economic analyses to quantify the effects of power cuts are essential for energy policy and to provide a rationale for investments in electricity supply security enhancing measures. Different analytical approaches are presented. An application of these...
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This paper assesses the effects of the introduction of electricity market regulation on the reliability of the electricity system in Europe. In particular, the implemented regulatory schemes, which differ substantially across 19 member states of the European Union (EU), are analysed with regards to their effects on annual power outage durations for...
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This work discusses different methodological approaches for the economic evaluation of electricity supply security, quantifies the expected economic costs of power outages in Austria, and provides an interpretation of the results regarding the future challenges of sustaining the currently high levels of electricity supply security. By applying a ma...
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In this paper we address the problem of negative estimates of willingness to pay. We find that there exist a number of goods and services, especially in the fields of marketing and environmental valuation, for which only zero or positive WTP is meaningful. For the valuation of these goods an econometric model for the analysis of repeated dichotomou...
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The Energy Service Directive has pushed forward the issue of energy savings calculations without clarifying the methodological basis. Savings achieved in the Member States are calculated with rather non-transparent and hardly compara-ble Bottom-up methods. This paper develops the idea of parallel evaluation tracks separating the Member States' issu...
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With the ratification of the Kyoto protocol and the installation of the European Emission Trading Scheme, the European Union’s governments showed a basic willingness to commit themselves to environmentally friendly policies. But today, the success of these commitments is questionable: all of the EU-27 countries ratified the Kyoto protocol, but only...
Technical Report
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Socio-economic value assessment of electricity supply security
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The EU energy service directive (ESD) demands that final energy customers are provided with "comparisons with an average normalised or benchmarked user of energy" to better be able to understand their own consumption patterns. In accordance with the ESD, enhanced electricity consumption information was developed by the project team. This informatio...
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One of the central variables in bottom-up energy efficiency and saving calculations is the energy consumption baseline. In the evaluation of energy efficiency measures, developing this baseline is a challenging task, which may involve serious problems, especially if the energy service of the analysed subject has changed while the energy efficiency...
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Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz, 0043-(0)732-2468-5665, Reichl@energieinstitut-linz.at Kurzfassung: Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit ist die Präsentation der Ergebnisse der im Rahmen des österreichweiten Projekts Blackouts in Österreich (BlackÖ.1) gemeinsam mit dem Institut für elektrische...
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With the ongoing efforts on the European level to promote energy efficiency, the need for the development of harmonised evaluation criteria for energy efficiency measures arises. Such criteria will allow extensive comparisons of the success or failure of the implementation of energy efficiency measures throughout Europe and will support the develop...
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Grid tariffs are the main source of income for distribution system operators (DSOs). Reductions of tariffs increase the cost pressure on DSOs; assuming they work efficiently, tariff reductions potentially lead to a decrease of the electricity system's quality if no reliability of supply criteria are incorporated in the regulatory system. Our statis...

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eCREW coordinates and supports the roll-out of an innovative scheme of household cooperation in energy management, addressing Community Renewable Energy Webs (CREWs), in which households jointly exploit household-level electricity generation and battery storage capacities and optimise energy efficiency and expenditures. Key purpose of CREWs is to support the transition of passive consumers to active participants in the local energy system through informed decisions and collective actions.
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Dear Colleague, I cordially invite you to submit your contribution the Special Issue “Sustainable Electricity Consumption in Energy Communities” of the journal Sustainability. Recent European Directives have set the scene for the establishment of Citizen Energy Communities (Electricity Market Directive (EU) 2019/944) and Renewable Energy Communities (Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001). The expectation about energy communities is high: they shall provide incentives to accelerate investments in renewable technology, stimulate the balancing of loads at the local level, enable new market players and business models in the field of energy cooperation and finally lead to a more sustainable electricity consumption and lower carbon footprint of the energy. This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality research papers in the inter-disciplinary field of energy community research and its legal, regulatory, technical, economic and social science-related aspects system. The call of papers and further details are found on: https://bit.ly/3nBF2pV Please don’t hesitate to contact me in case of any questions. Kind Regards, Johannes Reichl, Guest Editor