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Carsten Dortans

PhD Candidate

Tel: (+64) 3 479 8059

Cell NZ: (+64) 22 392-8094

Email: carsten.dortans@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Carsten Dortans (160)Carsten Dortans is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Sustainability. He is originally from the Ruhr-area in Germany (North-Rhine-Westphalia) and has lived in New Zealand since June 2017. Carsten finished his Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Water management at the University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West in Germany and was co-supervised at the Centre for Sustainability.
Carsten completed his Masters of Arts with Distinction at the University of Otago focussing on the estimation of the technical potential for residential household appliances to reduce daily peak electricity demand in New Zealand.
His PhD investigates the socio-technical changes at the grid edge and their implications for electricity system flexibility in New Zealand.

Research

Carsten's PhD investigates the socio-technical changes at the grid edge and their implications for electricity system flexibility in New Zealand.

Publications

Presentations & Posters

• Dortans, C., (2019) “The technical potential of demand side management to reduce residential electricity peak demand in New Zealand”. Energy for Sustainability Conference, 24th-26th of July, Politecnico de Turino, Turin, Italy.

• Dortans, C., (2018) “Estimating the technical potential for residential Demand Response in New Zealand”. Otago Energy Research Centre Symposium on Energy and Climate Change, 23rd of November 2018, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

• Dortans, C., (2017) “The economic benefits of sharing self-generated electricity in a local community”. Otago Energy Research Centre Symposium on Energy and Agriculture, 24rd of November 2017, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.