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M.Sc. Soner Candas


  • M.Sc. in Power Engineering at Technical University of Munich
  • Master’s thesis at the Institute for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems: “Sociodynamic modelling of energy transitions”

Research interests

  • Spatio-temporal decomposition in energy system modelling
  • Decentral optimization methods for distribution grids
  • Diffusion of innovative energy technologies


  • STROM – Forschungsverbund "Microgrids und Sektorkopplung" - Teilprojekt 2: Potentialbestimmung und Modellintegration
  • eXtremOS – Value of flexibility in the context of the European energy market coupling under extreme technological, regulatory and societal developments
  • open_MODEX – Model experiment to compare and determine synergy potentials of open-source frameworks in energy system analysis




  • Candas, Soner; Dimitropoulos, Nikolaos: Influence of CO2 taxation and hydrogen utilization on the cost-optimal development of the German power system by 2050. 1st IAEE Online Conference 2021, 2021 more… BibTeX


  • Candas, Soner; Zhang, Kai; Hamacher, Thomas: A Comparative Study of Benders Decomposition and ADMM for Decentralized Optimal Power Flow. 2020 IEEE Power Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Candas, Soner; Guminski, Andrej; Fiedler, Claudia; Pellinger, Christoph; Orthofer, Clara Luisa: Meta-analysis of country-specific energy scenario studies for neighbouring countries of Germany. 16th IAEE European Conference, 2019 more… BibTeX
  • 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 )

Past theses topics

BA = Bachelor’s thesis, DA = Diploma thesis, MA = Master’s thesis, SA = Study work
Topic Type   Year
Exploring near-optimal alternatives for an intertemporal model of the German power system MA   2020
Modellierung der deutschen Wärmewende bis 2050—Eine Szenariostudie zu Schlüsseltechnologien und gesetzlichen Rahmen MA   2020
OSDRIA 2.0: Optimization software for developing rural infrastructure in Africa MA   2020
Implementation of the mixed-integer constraints in the energy system modelling framework urbs MA   2020
Comparison of microgrid architectures for an example smart home network MA   2020
Parameterstudie für die kostenoptimale Entwicklung des deutschen Stromsystems MA   2019
Implementation and application of DC power flow on the energy system modelling framework urbs MA   2019
Modularization of linear energy system modelling framework urbs BA   2019