In September 2021, the Energy Data Hackdays will take place for the fourth time at the Hightech Zentrum Aargau. Nexus-e will participate and provide a challenge on identifying key changes in the Swiss energy system on its path to achieve 2050 net-zero decarbonization targets. Please find more information on the Energy Hackdays Website: www.energydatahackdays.ch
This June, the SWEET PATHFNDR (PATHways to an Efficient Future Energy System through Flexibility aND SectoR Coupling) project kicked off. PATHFNDR is a research project that aims to develop and analyse transition pathways for renewable energy integration in Switzerland. It is sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy’s SWEET programme. As the central tool…
Steffen Kortmann joined the Power Systems Laboratory (PSL) and the Nexus-e project at ETH Zurich to investigate how investments in solar photovoltaics affect distribution networks in Switzerland. Steffen is an MSc student in Business Administration and Engineering with a focus on Electrical Power Engineering at RWTH Aachen in Germany. He joins Nexus-e for a research…
Conor is currently a MSc student in Integrated Building Systems at ETH Zurich. He will conduct his Master’s thesis on coupling the two energy system modeling platforms: City Energy Analyst and Nexus-e.
With the decarbonization and decentralization of energy production, Switzerland faces two mammoth tasks in the coming years and decades. The restructuring of the energy supply requires political and investment decisions. The stakeholders in the energy sector act based on scenarios that show possible developments. Scientists at ETH Zurich have now created the modeling platform Nexus-e. It enables to create scenarios for the electricity sector and, in particular, also includes economic and grid-related issues.
The Nexus-e team has successfully completed the pilot project “The role of flexibility providers in shaping the future energy system” supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. The established platform will serve as a modeling infrastructure to facilitate the analysis of future energy systems.
Nexus-e is mentioned in the GLOBE magazine as a tool helping researchers to understand the future energy system and get ready for the cleantech race.
Computational models can provide technical analysis to objectively evaluate the impact of energy policies. But why are they rarely used in public policymaking? Unclear quality of the input, non-transparent methodology, lack of validation, neglecting behavioural irrationality, and oversimplification are some of the barriers. Nexus-e makes a first step to tackle these challenges.
Congratulations to Elena Raycheva for having successfully presented the methodology and results of the CentIv module at the MEDPOWER 2020 conference!
The Nexus-e team successfully held its annual strategy meeting to conclude the past fruitful year and to draw a roadmap for the future. In a hybrid format with members joining online and in-person, the team aligned on the vision and identified tasks for the coming months and years.