Master research into future energy business

Many students at RSM produce their master theses based on research into future energy business. Here are some of the latest master theses on the subject of future energy business.

  • A sustainable transportation future will rely on multiple solutions, including innovative systems connecting vehicles, utilities and renewable energy. RSM has addressed 3 subjects for the research on electric vehicles:

    EV Adoption; Nationwide factors that influence the adoption of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, District specific factors that influence the adoption of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

    Charging Pole Utilization; Regional factors that improve the usage of public charging points for electric vehicles, Balancing the proportion of investments in fast and regular charging facilities in different districts, Messaging service design to improve the usage of public charging points, Valet Charging to influence charging station utilization

    Grid Services; Incentives for off-peak charging of electric vehicles Financial analysis of grid balancing 

    Please read more information about the latest RSM research on EV:

    • Nicolaas van Langen (2016): Information Endownment in the Electricity market capitalizing on energy consumption insights. More Information.
    • Brenda Jansen (2016): Modelling the predictors of the adoption of (PH)EVs. More information.
    • Hidde van Heijst (2016): Valet Charging; Influence on Load Shifting, Charging Station Utilization and Prioritizing Queues. More information.
    • Glenn de Jong (2016): Investing in Public EV Charging Infrastructure; Balancing Strategic Investments in Fast and Regular Charging Facilities across Different Levels of Urbanization. More information.
    • Connie Lai (2016): Factors which Improve the Usage of Public Charging Points for Electric Vehicles. More information.
    • Stéphanie Visser (2016): The value of points of interest information in predicting cost-effective charging infrastructure locations. More information.
    • Angelos Tsereklas-Zafeirakis (2016): Variable-rate Pricing of Electric Vehicle Charging; Exploring consumer behavior using TamagoCar app. More information.
    • Kristinka Wilmink (2015): A study on the factors influencing the adoption of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in The Netherlands. More information.
    • Rowan Siskens (2015): Incentives for off-peak charging of electric vehicles. More information.
    • Brent Bodenhorst Meyer (2015): Motivating flexible charging behavior of electric vehicles at office car parks. More information.
    • Micha Kahlen, Wolfgang Ketter (2015): Aggregating Electric Cars to Sustainable Virtual Power Plants: The Value of Flexibility in Future Electricity Markets. More information.
    • Felix Sprenger (2013): Analysing Public Charging Infrastructure Operations: - Consumer Profiles of Electric Vehicle Drivers. More information.
    • Micha Kahlen (2013): New Technologies, New Services. An Emerging Business Model for Electric Vehicle Fleet Owners. More information.
    • Kareem A.O. Chim (2014): The Coastal Flood Threat in Norfold, Virginia: Exploring challenges and opportunities to finance flood protection measures. More information.
    • Sam Hartveld (2014): The influence of wind energy market share on market clearing prices, wind park revenues and bid performance. More information.
    • Marcel van der Perk (2013): Consumer Behavior on Dynamic Pricing when subjected to Budget Constraints. More information.
    • Anneke Geerts (2013): Smart meter data unlocking energy saving & load shifting potential. Changing  the energy consumption behavior of consumers through smart meter data. More information.
    • Friederike Haumann (2013): Effects of Construal Levels on Energy Scheduling and Tariff Selection: An Eye-Tracking Experiment. More information.
    • Emanuela Verhagen (2013): The impact of framing on consumer selection of energy tariffs. More information.
    • Alessandro Pietrobon (2015): The value of energy flexibility in a market-based balancing system. More information.
    • Dennis T. Prösch (2013): Trading Agents in the 2013 Power TAC Competition. More information.
    • André Richter (2012): Renewable energy sources, distributed generation, smart grid and prosumers: Is the electric power landscape shifting towards a closed-loop supply chain? More information.