Abstract for:„How to (not) succeed in the German energy transition: Some insights from modeling electrical storage technologies“

This paper focuses on electrical storage technologies. It presents a generic structure for comparison of electrical storage technologies. Further, we analyze the German electricity market and show important interrelations of electricity generation, volatility in the market and investments in storage and generation capacity. We show that volatile electricity generation is both incentive for investments in energy storage and conventional electricity generation capacity. For further analysis, we present a reference mode and a causal structure. For further modelling, we point out issues concerning the time horizon and time step.