Collaboration

We look forward to hearing from you!

CURRENT PARTNERS

Prof. Dr. Anthony Patt

ETH Zurich

Project

CH2040: Systems analysis to support rapid complete Swiss decarbonization
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Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter

ETH Zurich

Project

Coupling with the City Energy Analyst: modeling high-resolution demand profiles for Switzerland
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Prof. Dr. Marco Mazzotti

ETH Zurich

Project

The role of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage to deliver net-zero emissions in Switzerland
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Prof. Dr. André Bardow

ETH Zurich

Project

SWEET PATHFNDR: PATHways to an Efficient Future Energy System through Flexibility aND SectoR Coupling
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Dr. Stefan Pfenninger

ETH Zurich

Project

SWEET PATHFNDR: PATHways to an Efficient Future Energy System through Flexibility aND SectoR Coupling
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FUTURE COLLABORATIONS

After years of platform design and development, Nexus-e is now ready for more collaborations and actively looking for partners to apply or to further enrich the platform.

Are you a researcher and want to apply your own energy system model on a larger scale? Or are you from the industry looking for an answer or solution to a real-world issue? Or are you seeking an interesting project to work on? Read about the opportunities below and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Are you a researcher?

The Nexus-e platform is highly modularized. Therefore, it is by design ready to be connected with new modules. By doing so, we could strengthen each other and jointly untangle the complexity of energy systems.

Currently, we particularly focus on integrating modules that tackle with sector coupling with transportation, heat and gas sectors.

Our past experiences include

  • connecting energy system and economic models (publication),
  • connecting centralized and distributed investment optimization modules.

Not ready to connect your model with the Nexus-e platform yet? We could start from exchanging knowledge or data.  For example, we could learn from each other’s methodology, exchange data to validate each other’s model, or use the output of one model as the input of the other.

Our past experiences include

  • using the modelling result from the City Energy Analyst as building-level energy consumption input for Nexus-e,
  • sharing the modelling results from Nexus-e with the Open Energy Data Hackdays to supports projects on data visualization and data mining.

Are you from the industry?

The modularity of the Nexus-e platform allows it to be cutomized to analyze specific questions. For example, for grid operators we could focus on the grid expansion and security analysis; for energy system planners we could take a closer look at the cost-benefit analysis of capacity investments.

Our past experiences include

  • studying the need and supply of flexibility for the future Swiss electricity system.

Nexus-e always welcomes and values inputs from the industry. If you would like to get involved in the strategic development of the platform and join the regular meetings and discussions, you could join our user group. You will also get access to the source code and data to conduct simulations by yourself.

Are you from the industry?

Are you a student?

Nexus-e is a highly interdisciplinary platform. We are in collaboration with multiple research groups, covering various domains such as electrical engineering, power markets, and economics. Therefore, we possess abundant resources to suggest interesting as well as suitable topics for a thesis or a research project.

Our past experiences include

  • supervising a semester project on maximizing revenues of hydro cascades,
  • supervising a master thesis on studying the diffusion of solar photovoltaics and battery storage with an agent-based model.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

To further strengthen Nexus-e as a powerful tool for energy system modelling, we welcome your expertise to add new capabilities to the platform!

Are you looking for a new challenge?

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