Assessing the feasibility of Roadmpas
In our new study, we checked the feasibility of the Roadmaps for the Swiss electricity system up to 2050 from the company Helion Energy AG, the Swiss industry association Swissolar and National Councilor Jürg Grossen. have each developed roadmaps.Read more
New project report! Check out our insights on V2G in Switzerland.
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) – the bidirectional interaction between electric vehicles and the grid – is one way of leveraging the battery capacity to provide flexibility for the electricity system. In a new study, we make a first estimate of the potential impact of V2G on the Swiss electricity system.Read more
Brand new Nexus-e scenarios available and in the ETH Zukunftsblog
The scenario results based on the recently finished CH2040 project, a collaboration with Prof. Patt's group for climate policy, are now available online. You can find the final project report, a link to the visualized scenario results, and Prof. Patt's contribution to the ETH Zukunftsblog on our CH2040 project pageTo the CH2040 project page
New article in VSE Bulletin
How dependent is the Swiss energy transition on developments abroad? Check out our new article!Read more
New paper published in Applied Energy
In this paper, we show the value of connecting models for assessing the transition of electricity systems until 2050.
- We present the modeling platform Nexus-e in detail.
- Nexus-e integrates top-down and bottom-up models of the energy-economic system.
- Nexus-e assesses the coordinated investments in centralized and distributed resources.
- Nexus-e allows to analyze the impact of changes in the an electric power system on grid security.
- We show the benefits and limitations of the loops and interfaces within Nexus-e.
Nexus-e is an interconnected energy system modeling platform which aims to facilitate the energy transition in Switzerland by serving as a modeling infrastructure for researchers, students, and industry partners.
Using the Nexus-e platform, we develop pathways for the Swiss energy system and analyze the impact of technological, economic, regulatory, and societal developments.
The Nexus-e platform aims to
- represent the whole energy system at regional and national scales,
- combine strengths of top-down and bottom-up modeling approaches to account for complexity and multidisciplinarity in the energy system,
- be a platform with a modular structure, well-defined interfaces, and transparent assumptions,
- provide an infrastructure that is continuously used, extended, and improved by researchers from ETH Zurich, other institutions, and industry partners,
- inform private and public stakeholders on topics concerning the energy transition to support public engagement.
With a current focus on electricity, the Nexus-e platform will include more components of the energy system, including energy supply and use, for example, related to buildings, transportation, or environmental impacts.