Marianne Zeyringer

Associate Professor - Section for Energy Systems

With my research I aim to contribute to the transformation to future net-zero energy systems: I am developing and using power system models with high spatio-temporal resolution so as to design systems with high shares of variable renewables (i.e. wind and solar). I like working interdisciplinary and include social sciences and climate/weather science in my research.

I joined ITS in 2019 as an Associate Professor in Renewable Energy Systems. I am leading the energy systems modelling group at ITS and am co-leading the Thematic Research Group SPATUS. In the autumn term I am teaching a course on Energy Markets and Regulation. Before joining UiO, I was working as Senior Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute, Grantholder at the European Commission Joint Research Institute for Energy and Transport, visiting researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and as a Young Scientists Summer Program Student at IIASA. 

I am an active member of the NextGen Energy Climate Group coordinated by Reading University and an Advisory Board Member of the ERC grant reFUEL led by Johannes Schmidt ( I am a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Energy Systems Modelling for SoftwareX and  a member of the  Editorial Board  of the Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition. 

I hold a joint doctorate in Energy Systems Modelling from Utrecht University and the University of Applied Life Sciences, BOKU (Vienna). I am currently supervising several PhD students in power and energy systems modelling at UiO: Maximilian Roithner is studying hydrogen vs hydropower for long-term electricity storage. Oskar Vågerö is collaborating under the Include project (SUM) and is co-supervised by Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg (FNI) on how to better represent social factors in energy and power system models.  I co-supervise Aleksander Grochowicz (PhD) and Natalia Sirotko-Sibirskaya (Postdoc) under the SPATUS project (Prof. Fred Espen Benth) who are working on stochastics of renewable energy systems. I am on the doctoral advisory board of Katharina Gruber and Peter Regner both at BOKU University, Vienna.  

I welcome Master theses in the area of energy/power systems modelling and other topics from motivated students in the field of renewable energy systems. 



  • Gruber, K., Regner, P., Wehrle, S., Zeyringer, M., Schmidt, J. 2020. Towards a global dynamic wind atlas: A multi-country validation of wind power simulation from MERRA-2 and ERA-5 reanalyses bias-corrected with the Global Wind Atlas. preprint.

  • H. C., B. et al. The importance of weather and climate to energy systems: A workshop on Next Generation Challenges in Energy-Climate Modelling. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 1–23 doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0256.1.

  • Price, J., Mainzer, K., Petrović, S., Zeyringer, M. & McKenna, R. 2020. The implications of landscape visual impact on future highly renewable power systems: a case study for Great Britain.
  • Zeyringer, M., Price, J., Fais, B., Li, P.-H., Sharp, E., 2018. Designing low-carbon power systems for Great Britain in 2050 that are robust to the spatiotemporal and inter-annual variability of weather. Nature Energy.
  • Zeyringer, M., Fais, B., Keppo, I., Price, J., 2018. The potential of marine energy technologies in the UK – Evaluation from a systems perspective. Renewable Energy 115, 1281–1293.
  • Price, J., Zeyringer, M., Konadu, D., Sobral Mourão, Z., Moore, A., Sharp, E., 2018. Low carbon electricity systems for Great Britain in 2050: An energy-land-water perspective. Applied Energy 228, 928–941.
  • Moore, A., Price, J., Zeyringer, M., 2018. The role of floating offshore wind in a renewable focused electricity system for Great Britain in 2050. Energy Strategy Reviews 22, 270–278.
  • Zakeri, B., Price, J., Zeyringer, M., Keppo, I., Mathiesen, B.V., Syri, S., 2018. The direct interconnection of the UK and Nordic power market – Impact on social welfare and renewable energy integration. Energy 162, 1193–1204.
  • DeCarolis, J., Daly, H., Dodds, P., Keppo, I., Li, F., McDowall, W., Pye, S., Strachan, N., Trutnevyte, E., Usher, W., Winning, M., Yeh, S., Zeyringer, M., 2017. Formalizing best practice for energy system optimization modelling. Applied Energy 194, 184–198.
  • Dijst, M., Worrell, E., Böcker, L., Brunner, P., Davoudi, S., Geertman, S., Harmsen, R., Helbich, M., Holtslag, A.A.M., Kwan, M.-P., Lenz, B., Lyons, G., Mokhtarian, P.L., Newman, P., Perrels, A., Ribeiro, A.P., Rosales Carreón, J., Thomson, G., Urge-Vorsatz, D., Zeyringer, M., 2017. Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective. Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
  • Simoes, S., Zeyringer, M., Mayr, D., Huld, T., Nijs, W., Schmidt, J., 2017. Impact of different levels of geographical disaggregation of wind and PV electricity generation in large energy system models: A case study for Austria. Renewable Energy 105, 183–198.
  • Fais, B., Keppo, I., Zeyringer, M., Usher, W., Daly, H., 2016. Impact of technology uncertainty on future low-carbon pathways in the UK. Energy Strategy Reviews 13–14, 154–168.
  • Mayr, D., Schmid, E., Trollip, H., Zeyringer, M., Schmidt, J., 2015. The impact of residential photovoltaic power on electricity sales revenues in Cape Town, South Africa. Utilities Policy 36, 10–23.
  • Zeyringer, M., Andrews, D., Schmid, E., Schmidt, J., Worrell, E., 2015a. Simulation of disaggregated load profiles and development of a proxy microgrid for modelling purposes. Int. J. Energy Res. 39, 244–255.
  • Zeyringer, M., Pachauri, S., Schmid, E., Schmidt, J., Worrell, E., Morawetz, U.B., 2015b. Analyzing grid extension and stand-alone photovoltaic systems for the cost-effective electrification of Kenya. Energy for Sustainable Development 25, 75–86.

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