Johannes J. Thiemann
Johannes J. Thiemann is a visiting researcher with the Microgrids group of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He focuses on Distributed and Renewable Energy Resources and their integration into the grid.
During his stay he focused on assessing the technical and economical potential of a state-of-art Microgrid at the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County to provide Demand Response services. His work includes employing the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) to evaluate the possibilities of a Microgrid with several DER and a stationary battery to participate in select Demand Response programs offered by utilities and independent system operators. Utilizing identified shift- and shed-able loads at the facility as well as the installed electrical storage he minimized electricity costs by optimizing the operation schedule of the Microgrid under different Demand Response programs.
He is pursuing his studies in business administration and electrical engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and works as a Senior Consultant for a Swiss-based management consultancy focused on the European and US electricity markets.