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Kirsten Hasberg is a PhD fellow at Aalborg University Copenhagen in “The Energy Collective” research project and holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. She has more than 10 years of experience in the Danish and German energy industry, including work on energy policy at the RISØ DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy and the Danish Transmission System Operator Energinet. She has been a member of expert groups on digitization and energy transition and has consulted for organizations like Siemens Transmission, Mercedes Benz R&D North America and the Danish District Heating Association. Her teaching portfolio comprises positions at the IT-University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University and the University of Kassel in Germany, and she has served as a reviewer for grant organizations and scientific journals alike. Her dissemination activities include podcast and documentary film production, keynote speaking at high-level conferences like the annual events of Eurelectric and of the Danish Green Investment Fund, as well as art/science crossovers, most recently at the Roskilde Festival 2019.

Research interests:
- Questions of power and ethics in energy and information systems
- Local energy markets, energy democracy and the transition to 100 % renewable energy systems
- Digital transformation (in particular, blockchain technology)
- Developing a transdisciplinary mindset, currently mostly focused on economic sociology and ethnographic methods

Foto: Susanne Mertz, 2019

External positions

External lecturer, Digital Technology and New Business Models, IT University of Copenhagen

Jan 2015Jun 2017


  • Economics
  • heterodox economics
  • institutional economics
  • ecological economics
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Transition
  • Energy Policy
  • Smart Energy Systems
  • energopower
  • energy regulation
  • grid tariffs
  • flexibility markets
  • Management and Organization
  • digitization
  • digital transformation
  • sharing economy
  • platform economy
  • phronetic social science
  • insider research
  • ethnography
  • interdisciplinarity
  • Foucault
  • business models
  • Innovation
  • infopower
  • disintermediation
  • Communication and Informatics
  • information systems
  • blockchains
  • disruption
  • digital innovation
  • data ethics

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2006 2020

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From Foucauldian Biopower to Infopower and Energopower: A Review of Colin Koopman's and Dominic Boyer's Novel Conceptualizations of Power

Hasberg, K. S., 27 Nov 2019, In : Le foucaldien. 5(1), 7, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
biotechnology policy
renewable energy
power struggle
information society

Vom Verteilnetz zum Netz des Zusammenspiels: Zur neuen Rolle von Verteilnetzen in erneuerbaren Energiesystemen in Dänemark und Deutschland

Translated title of the contribution: From distribution grid to interaction grid: On the new role of distribution grids in renewable energy systems in Denmark and GermanyHasberg, K. S., 7 Nov 2019, In : Zeitschrift für neues Energierecht. 23, 5, p. 417-422 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Open Access
Renewable Energy

From Foucauldian Biopower to Energopower and Infopower: An Interview with Dominic Boyer and Colin Koopman

Hasberg, K., Boyer, D. & Koopman, C., 22 Nov 2019

Research output: Non-textual formSound/Visual production (digital)Communication

Open Access
biotechnology policy
power struggle
renewable energy

Ein Kabel für deutschen Kohlestrom

Translated title of the contribution: A transmission line for German coal powerHasberg, K., Mathiesen, B. V., Lund, H. & Djørup, S. R., 17 May 2018, In : Tagesspiegel Background Energie & Klima. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Open Access
cost-benefit analysis
planning research

Activities 2013 2020

Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys)

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Visiting researcher)
1 Sep 201830 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting another research institution

Data for power and power over data. Über die Macht der Informationssysteme in der Energiewende

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Speaker)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Journal)

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2017

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

The Energy Journal (Journal)

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Peer reviewer)
Jul 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management (Journal)

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Peer reviewer)
15 Mar 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Press / Media

Stromschlag für Konzerne

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg & Jochen Schwill


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Im Porträt: Kirsten Hasberg

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Wie Blockchain den Energiemarkt der Zukunft gestalten kann

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Climate lecture concert @ Arts & Activism stage, Roskilde Festival 2019

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Participant), Pernille Sejlund (Participant), Rosamelia Avila (Participant), Sofia Kayaya (Participant), Annemarie Jensen (Participant), Anna Mose (Participant), Bonnie Denise (Participant)

Impact: Cultural impact


Enpact Startup Mentoring

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg (Participant)

Impact: Economic impact