Dr Sebastian Osorio


Sebastian Osorio obtained his doctorate in information systems from the University of Lausanne. At PIK he is member of the "Climate and Energy Policy (CAEP)" group and is responsible for the European power system model LIMES-EU. His main focus is on the impact of decarbonisation targets on generation and transmission investments in the power sector, and on the interaction between the EU ETS and national policies.


Working Group

Curriculum Vitae

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2436
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Energy markets modelling, sector coupling and transition to low-carbon electricity markets

Publications (peer review)

Osorio, S., Pietzcker, R.C., Pahle, M., Edenhofer, O., 2020. How to deal with the risks of phasing out coal in Germany. Energy Econ. 87, 104730. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104730

Larsen, E.R., van Ackere, A., Osorio, S., 2018. Can electricity companies be too big to fail? Energy Policy 119, 696–703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.05.010

Osorio, S., van Ackere, A., Larsen, E.R., 2017. Interdependencies in security of electricity supply. Energy 135, 598–609. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.06.095

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 (Available here)

Publications (non peer review) 

Pahle, M., Tietjen, O., Osorio, S., Knopf, B., Flachsland, C., Korkmaz, P., Fahl, U., 2020. Die Anschärfung der EU-2030-Klimaziele und Implikationen für Deutschland. Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen 70 Heft 7-8, 10-13

Pahle, M., Edenhofer, O., Pietzcker, R., Tietjen, O., Osorio, S., Flachsland, C., 2019. Die unterschätzten Risiken des Kohleausstiegs. Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen 69 Heft 6, 31-34

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 http://www.iaee.org/documents/2017EnergyForumSI.pdf

Work in progress

Osorio, S., Tietjen, O., Pahle, M., Pietzcker, R., Edenhofer, O., Reviewing the Market Stability Reserve in light of more ambitious EU ETS emission targets. Working paper available at https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/217240

Pietzcker, R., Osorio, S., Rodrigues, R., Tightening EU ETS targets in line with the European Green Deal: Impacts on the decarbonization of the EU power sector. Working paper available at https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/222579

Pahle, M., Tietjen, O., Schmidt, T.S., Steffen, B., Egli, F., Osorio, S., Avoiding softening of caps in emissions trading systems

Osorio, Sebastian and van Ackere, Ann. Arbitrage Opportunities for Pumped Storage Power Plants in Switzerland. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2920529


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