Martha Marie Hoffmann

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Department energy and environmental management
Guest researcher


Curriculum vitae

In the scope of her doctoral studies at the RLS Graduate School Energy System Transition, Martha investigates justice aspects within energy transition planning since January 2022. Previously, she worked at the Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI) in the research group Off-Grid Systems, and was in charge of management and tasks within the H2020 research project E-LAND. In her time at the RLI she developed a simulation tool for electrification option planning (Offgridders) and a tool for optimizing sector-coupled energy systems (Multi-Vector Simulator). Martha finished her master´s degree Regenerative Energy Systems at the Berlin Institute of Technology.


  • Martha M. Hoffmann, Sanket Puranik, Marc Juanpera, José M. Martín-Rapún, Heidi Tuiskula, & Philipp Blechinger. (2020, September 22). Investment planning in multi-vector energy systems: Definition of key performance indicators. CIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop (CIRED 2020), 22-23 September, Berlin / online.
  • Marc Juanpera, Philipp Blechinger, Laia Ferrer-Martía, Martha M. Hoffmann, Rafael Pastor. (2020). Multicriteria-based methodology for the design of rural electrification systems. A case study in Nigeria. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 133,
  • Paul Bertheau, Martha M. Hoffmann, Andrea Eras-Almeida, Philipp Blechinger: Assessment of micro grid potential in Southeast Asia based on the application of geospatial and micro grid simulation and planning tools. In: Sustainable solutions for remote areas in the tropics, Springer, 2020.  Editor: Octoviano Ghandi, Dipti Srinivasan.
  • Martha M. Hoffmann, Setu Pelz, Óscar Monés-Pederzini, Michele Andreottola, Philipp Blechinger. (2019). Overcoming the Bottleneck of Unreliable Grids: Increasing Reliability of Household Supply with Decentralized Backup Systems. J Sustain Res.
  • Martha M. Hoffmann, Setu Pelz, Óscar Monés-Pederzini, Michele Andreottola, Philipp Blechinger. (2019). Overcoming the bottleneck of weak grids: Reaching higher tiers of electrification with Solar Home Systems for increased supply reliability. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Energising the SDGs through Appropriate Technology and Governance, Editor: Bhattacharyya, S.C., De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, July 2019.
  • Martha M. Hoffmann, Dawud Ansari. (2019). Simulating the potential of swarm grids for pre-electrified communities - A case study from Yemen, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 108,