Joris Berkhout


Why did you choose Quintel Intelligence?

Providing a reliable supply of energy for everybody without affecting the world around us too much is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Our Energy Transition Model is the ideal tool for understanding the complexity of this challenge and exploring solutions to it. By joining Quintel I will have a chance to contribute to the ETM and gain more insight in the energy system.

Which problem would you like to solve?

Energy storage and energy distribution. We have plenty of ways to generate renewable energy, but getting it to the right place at the right time proves to be quite a challenge.

What are your responsibilities at Quintel Intelligence?

As a modeler I am responsible for turning the vast amount of data that is available on the energy system into a comprehensible and easy to use model without losing the relevant details.

What makes your heart beat faster?

Quite literally cycling. Whether it is climbing the Col de la Croix de Fer on my road bike or racing around the track in Noordwijkerhout on my mountain bike, I love to raise my heartbeat on a bike.

What is your favourite TV show?

QI. The fact that Quintel Intelligence shares its initials with this brilliant BBC show cannot be a coincidence.


  • PhD Physics
  • MSc Physics


  • Scientist and team leader at cosine Science & Computing BV
  • PhD student at Leiden University

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