Lena Kitzing

Head of section

Lena Kitzing

Department of Wind and Energy Systems

DTU Wind Energy Systems Division (WES),

Frederiksborgvej 399

Building 115 Room S36

4000 Roskilde




Lena Kitzing is Head of Section for Society, Markets & Policy in the DTU Wind Energy Systems Division, and Associate Professor with research focus on energy economics and policy for a sustainable energy transition. Her fields of expertise include financial analysis and optimisation of energy assets, energy policy and market design, economics of offshore and onshore wind energy, quantitative economic analysis with focus on investment and risk, stochastic cash flow modelling, real options analysis, policy instrument choice and mechanism design, auction design, dynamic energy transition processes. Lena teaches in feasibility studies of energy projects, investment and financing analysis. Lena obtained her PhD degree in energy economics from DTU with the topic “Risk implications of energy policy instruments”. She has ample experience working in the energy industry, with energy companies RWE and Ørsted, where she was managing a team on investment controlling in Corporate Finance. Lena was acting project coordinator of the H2020 project AURES (Auctions for Renewable Energy Support), and has participated in many national and European research and consultancy projects, including AURESII, PROMOTiON, NSWPH (North Sea Wind Power Hub), NSEC (North Sea Energy Cooperation), ENSYMORA (energy systems modelling and analysis), ipower (Strategic platform for innovation and research in intelligent power), OPTIMATE (an optimisation platform to investigate new market designs for electricity systems with very high shares of renewables), as well as consultancy projects for the European Commission, the Danish Energy Agency, and others. Lena is a lead contributor to the IEA TCP Wind Task 26 on Cost of Wind and Board Member of the Joint Programme for wind energy of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).  Find me at: ORCID, Google Scholar, Twitter, LinkedIn, DTU Orbit