Prof.dr. R.W. (Rolf) Künneke

Profile

Rolf Künneke is full Professor Economics of Infrastructures at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) of Delft University of Technology. He graduated as Diplom Volkswirt (master degree in Economics) at the University of Dortmund/ Germany and received his PhD at the University of Twente/ The Netherlands.

Research

Künneke applies an institutional economic perspective towards responsible innovation, institutional design, regulation, and modelling of energy systems. He analyses the interrelatedness of technical and institutional features of sustainable energy infrastructures. He worked with Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom on the governance of social-ecological and socio-technical systems. He was member of the board of a national research program on the Dutch gas infrastructure (EDGaR). Recently is Principal Investigator of the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions. 

  • SEN1131: Institutional design of complex socio-technical systems
  • TB221A: Economics of Infrastructures 
  • Künneke, R., et al. (2015). "Understanding Values Embedded in Offshore Wind Energy Systems: Towards a purposeful institutional and technological design." Environmental Science & Policy 53: 118-129.
  • Künneke, R. W., et al. (2010). "Aligning modes of organization with technology: Critical transactions in the reform of infrastructures." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 75: 494-505.
  • Künneke, R. W. (2008). "Institutional Reform and Technological Practice: The Case of Electricity." Industrial and Corporate Change 17(2): 233-265.
  • Finger, M., Groenewegen, J.P., Künneke, R.W. (2005). "The Quest for Coherence Between Technology and Institutions in Infrastructures." Journal of Network Industries 6(4): 227-259.
  • Künneke, R. W. (1999). "Electricity Networks: How `Natural' Is the Monopoly?" Utilities Policy 8(2): 99-108.

More Publications

NWO project: Embedding social responsibility in the design of offshore wind energy systems.

The development of offshore wind energy systems is a complex challenge from a technical, socio-economic, ethical and legal perspective. This project elaborated a general framework how to systematically embed social responsibility into the technical and institutional design of offshore wind energy systems.

NWO project: Capturing the societal value of smart energy systems

Smart grid technologies are considered to be important enablers in the transition to a more sustainable electricity system, as they facilitate the growing deployment of, among others, renewable energies. However, there are serious ethical concerns related to their use, concerning privacy, security, reliability, or affordability. To address these ethical concerns and avoid conflicts during implementation, there is a strong urgency to take moral values into account when designing smart grid technologies.

Industry funded research: Safety and security of gas distribution networks in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has one of the most dense gas distribution networks in the world. Nearly all households and firms are provided with natural gas, which is strongly facilitated by significant domestic gas reserves. Since decades the safety and security of the Dutch gas distribution is taken for granted, rightfully.  However, recently the Dutch gas distribution is facing significant challenges. From a technical perspective, the networks are aging and need to be renovated or even abolished. An increasing diversity of gas qualities from different sources of origin needs to be facilitated. There is an ongoing integration of gas, electricity and heat networks as a part of the energy transition. Smart grids are developing and increase the reliance on ICT systems. From a socio-economic perspective, the gas sector increasingly relies on private initiatives and competition between different retailers and service providers. Network distribution companies have strictly regulated tasks with respect to the transport of gas on behalf an increasing number of different customers with different expectations and requirements. The societal acceptance of traditional and new risks associated with gas distribution networks and how to deal with them is another important issue. Who is responsible and how is safety and security of gas distribution networks safeguarded? What are the possible implications of these developments for the supervision, regulation and organization of the sector? What is the future role of network distribution companies as part of a social responsible governance of the safety and security of gas distribution networks?

 

  • Editor in Chief, Competition and Regulation if Network Industries, Intersentia, 2007-2016.
  • Member of the board of ‘Energy Delta Gas Research Program’ (EdGaR), 2009-2014
  • Principal Investigator of Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), 2016-2018
  • Member of the steering Committee of DUWIND (TU Delft Wind Energy Institute), from 2013
  • Chairman of the board of Examiners of the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, from 2015

Rolf Künneke

Full professor

  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
    Building 31
    Room number: C3.040

Department:
Values, Technology and Innovation

Section:
Economics of Technology and Innovation

Secretary: 
Suzanne Kamp

Research interests:

Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Wind Energy
Urban energy systems
Governance of safety and security of gas distribution networks
The future of the Dutch gas infrastructure


Additional information

Prof.dr. R.W. Kunneke

publicaties
Bekijk de publicaties in Pure
vakken
2005 - Designing Institutions in a Global Economy
2005 - Technology and Economy of Future Energy Systems
2006 - Economics of Infrastructures
2006 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2006 - Technology and Economy of Future Energy Systems
2006 - Designing Institutions in a Global Economy
2006 - Economics of Infrastructures
2007 - Technology and Economy of Future Energy Systems
2007 - Economics of Infrastructures
2007 - CoSEM Design Project
2007 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2007 - Economics of Infrastructures
2008 - Economics of Infrastructures
2008 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2008 - CoSEM Design Project
2009 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2010 - Economie en bedrijf
2009 - CoSEM Design Project
2009 - Economie en bedrijf
2010 - CoSEM Design Project
2010 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2011 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2011 - Economie en bedrijf
2011 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2013 - Economie van Infrastructuren (2)
2013 - Beleid/economie/recht EWI-domein
2014 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2012 - Technologie & Economie van toekomstige energiesystemen
2012 - CoSEM Design Project
2012 - Economie van Infrastructuren (2)
2012 - Beleid/economie/recht EWI-domein
2012 - Economie en bedrijf
2013 - CoSEM Design Project
2013 - Technologie & Economie van toekomstige energiesystemen
2013 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2015 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2015 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2015 - CoSEM Design Project
2012 - Economy of Future Energy Systems
2014 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2012 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2014 - CoSEM Design Project
2016 - Introduction to Design in Complex Systems
2016 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2016 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2016 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2017 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2017 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2017 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2017 - Micro- en markteconomie
2017 - Economie van infrastructuren
2016 - Economie van infrastructuren
2017 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2017 - Economie van Infrastructuren
2017 - Introduction to Design in Complex Systems
2016 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2016 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2017 - Design Project
2016 - Micro- en markteconomie
2018 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2018 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2018 - Institutional Economics for Designing in Socio-technical Systems
2018 - Micro- en markteconomie
2018 - Economie van infrastructuren
2018 - Design Project
2018 - Introduction to Design in Complex Systems
2018 - Economics of offshore wind energy
2018 - Economics of offshore wind energy
nevenwerkzaamheden
-Geen nevenwerkzaamheden -

2018-01-01 - 2020-01-01