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M.Sc. Kais Siala


  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technical University of Munich, Focus: Power Engineering
  • Master’s Thesis at TUM CREATE (Singapore), submitted to the Institute for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems: “Determination of the Power Generation Potential of Solar PV and Wind in South East Asia”

Research interests

  • Modelling and optimization of energy systems (European electricity market model)
  • Complex socio-economic systems





  • Candas, Soner; Siala, Kais; Hamacher, Thomas: Sociodynamic modeling of small-scale PV adoption and insights on future expansion without feed-in tariffs. Energy Policy 125, 2019, 521-536 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Savvidis, Georgios; Siala, Kais; Weissbart, Christoph; Schmidt, Lukas; Borggrefe, Frieder; Kumar, Subhash; Pittel, Karen; Madlener, Reinhard; Hufendiek, Kai: The gap between energy policy challenges and model capabilities. Energy Policy 125, 2019, 503-520 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Betz, Naomi Kimberly; Hussak, Michael; Baur, Stephan; Siala, Kais: Design of a Meteorological Station for Island-Grids. 2nd Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium (RERIS) 2018, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Boiarchuk, Irina; Siala, Kais; Hewes, Dominic; Witzmann, Rolf; Hamacher, Thomas: Investigation of the Performance of Nodal and Zonal ENTSO-E Transmission System Models in the Context of Large-Scale Integration of Renewables. Conference on Sustainable Energy Supply and Energy Storage Systems, VDE Verlag, 2018, 289-295 more… BibTeX
  • Mahfouz, Mohammad Youssef; Siala, Kais: Impact of the Choice of Regions on Energy System Models. Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2018, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Siala, Kais; Baik, Ejeong; Huber, Matthias; Hamacher, Thomas; Benson, Sally M: Optimizing the Californian Power System according to the Renewable Portfolio Standards for 2030 and beyond. 37th International Energy Workshop, 2018 more… BibTeX


  • Baur, Stephan; Winklmaier, Johannes; Siala, Kais: Beitrag interdisziplinärer Hands-On-Projekte in der schulischen und universitären Lehre zur nachhaltigen Energiegewinnung in Entwicklungsländern. Technische Bildung im Spannungsfeld zwischen beruflicher und akademischer Bildung - Die Vielfalt der Wege zu technischer Bildung - 11. Ingenieurpädagogische Regionaltagung 2016, 2017, 133 - 138 more… BibTeX
  • Siala, Kais; Molar-Cruz, Anahi: Probabilistic GIS-based technical potential assessment of hydrothermal energy in Bavaria. Der Geothermiekongress 2017, 2017 more… BibTeX


  • Hartmann, Tobias; Siala, Kais; Kuhn, Philipp; Huber, Matthias; Stolle, Laura; Hamacher, Thomas: Gesicherte Stromversorgung in Bayern. Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie, 2016, more… BibTeX
  • Siala, Kais; Stich, Jürgen: Estimation of the PV potential in ASEAN with a high spatial and temporal resolution. Renewable Energy 88, 2016, 445-456 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Past theses topics

BA = Bachelor’s thesis, DA = Diploma thesis, MA = Master’s thesis, SA = Study work
Topic Type Year
Turning Technology into Business - Using Business Model Canvas Methodology to Spread Island Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa MA 2016
Potential Assessment of Geothermal Energy in Bavaria MA 2016
Zusammenhang zwischen der Platzierung von Energiespeichern und der Netztopologie MA 2017