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Poul Erik Grohnheit, (M.Econ., Senior Researcher), has been with Risø since 1980, from May 2015 Emeritus. His main experience has been Danish energy planning and energy-environment-economic modelling within the EU research programmes. He has taken part in several projects on the development of a competitive market for electricity. Currently, he is taking part in projects using the TIMES model, developed within the IEA Implementation Agreement ETSAP, focusing on biomass, CCS, nuclear fusion, and infrastructure for electricity and heat.

Other information

Participant in several projects under the EU Framework Programmes since 1980
Visiting fellow with Science Policy research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK, 1988.

Research areas

Danish energy planning and energy-environment-economic modelling within the EU research programmes.
Development of a competitive market for electricity in the Nordic countries.
Network of experts in EU and Central and Eastern Europe on energy environment economic modelling.
Macroeconomic modelling for energy demand forecast.
Recently, modelling with focus on biomass, CCS and nuclear fusion.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Cand. polit., University of Copenhagen


External positions

Senior Scientist, Risø DTU

1980 → …

Town Planning Consultant , self employed


Municipal economic planner, Hjørring Kommune


Research Assistant, Danish National Building Research Institute


Town Planning Consultant, Poul Lyagers Planlægningstegnestue, Copenhagen



  • User defined:
  • Nuclear fusion
  • Long-term energy-economic modelling
  • Electricity markets


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