Dr. Nikolai Strodel

Dr. Nikolai Strodel

+49 (0)40 39 10 69 89-31

Doctorate Sustainability Research Energy | Diploma Engineer Technology Management
Senior Consultant
Integrated energy systems | Heat concepts | Large-scale heat storage


  • Studies, advice and concepts for the heat transition
  • Integrated energy systems
  • Integration of renewable energies in the heating sector
  • Large heat pumps and large heat storage units
  • Economic efficiency of heat supply concepts

Dr Nikolai Strodel’s consulting focus at Hamburg Institut is on sustainable heat concepts with a focus on the integration of renewable energies and large-scale heat storage systems. In various projects, which he often leads himself, the doctor of engineering deals with innovative heat generation technologies and expertises on strategic heat supply. The simulation models developed are adapted for specific applications and used to evaluate sustainable local and district heating systems with high renewable generation shares.

Professional experience & qualification

Before joining Hamburg Institut in 2019, Dr Nikolai Strodel worked for several years as a research assistant developing complex models for mapping thermal energy systems. The basic models were further developed in cooperation with engineering firms, energy suppliers and municipal utilities. During his two-year employment at the Chair of Financing and Finance in Lüneburg, he was able to deepen his business and economic expertise in the field of financing renewable energies. 

His expertise and market knowledge, particularly on the subject of large heat storage systems, are also appreciated at overarching levels. Dr Nikolai Strodel is a member of the long-term heat storage working group organised by Solites and the AGFW. This group aims to exchange information and discuss construction methods and system integration of large heat storage systems. He is also a member of the international technology collaboration programme “Energy Storage – Task 45“, which deals with accelerating the use of large thermal energy storage systems as part of a multi-year collaboration.