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Sebastian Osorio

Sebastian Osorio
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A56 / 0.47
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 2436
Email: sebastian.osorio[at]
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Sebastian Osorio obtained his doctorate in information systems from the University of Lausanne. At PIK he is member of the "Energy Strategies Europe and Germany (ESED)" group and is responsible for the European power system model LIMES-EU. His main focus is on the impact of environmental targets on generation and transmission investments, and the integration of renewable energies in electricity markets.

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Research Interests

Energy markets modelling, hydropower economics and transition to low-carbon electricity markets

Selected Publications

Publications (peer review)

Osorio, S., van Ackere, A., Larsen, E.R., 2017. Interdependencies in security of electricity supply. Energy 135, 598–609. doi:10.1016/

Larsen, E.R., Osorio, S., van Ackere, A., 2017. A framework to evaluate security of supply in the electricity sector. Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 79, 646–655. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.085

Osorio, S., van Ackere, A. (2016). From nuclear phase-out to renewable energies in the Swiss electricity market. Energy Policy 93, 8–22. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.02.043

Osorio Ruiz, Sebastián and Olaya Morales, Yris (2011). Análisis del comercio de gas entre Colombia y Venezuela / Analysis of natural gas trade between Colombia and Venezuela. Dyna, 78 (167). pp. 27-35. ISSN 0012-7353

Publications (non peer review) 

Osorio, S., van Ackere, A., Larsen, E.R., 2017. Too big to fail in the electricity sector. Singapore Issue 2017, 26-28. Published by the International Agency for Energy Economics (IAEE). Available at

Work in progress

Osorio, Sebastian and van Ackere, Ann. Arbitrage Opportunities for Pumped Storage Power Plants in Switzerland. Available at SSRN:


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