Ellen’s research focuses on the energy sector – and she has specific expertise in economic, environmental and policy areas
Ellen Beckstedde is a doctoral researcher at the Vlerick Energy Centre and KU Leuven. She is an expert in the economic, environmental and policy aspects of the energy sector. Her current work focuses on flexibility markets – which distribution system operators are increasingly using to manage congestion in distribution networks.
Ellen’s PhD is funded by the H2020 EUniversal project – so as part of her work, she develops recommendations on flexibility mechanism design, business models and regulations for distribution system operators.
In 2019, she won the KU Leuven Master Thesis Award, handed out by Siemens Industry Software.