The latest update of Nexus-e
Energy Infrastructure Partners and the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich have signed a research collaboration. In this collaboration, EIP and ESC under the lead of Dr. Marius Schwarz have developed scenarios for the future of Switzerland’s electricity system and tested several shock scenarios. Results show that reducing grid transfer capacities to 30 percent in 2050 as an unforeseen shock or drastically reducing the availability of nuclear power plants in France as the same type of shock does not result in supply issues. Only the scenario forcing Switzerland to keep a balanced winter trade balance results in supply issues.
Solar PV will be a key technology of the Swiss energy transition according to new model intercomparison study
Models are valuable tools to assess potential future pathways of the energy transition. Such models can diverge in their objective functions, data inputs and assumptions. Multi-model analyses can provide important insight into such divergences and similarities and provide more robust assessments. In a recent study, we have compared Nexus-e, EXPANSE and OREES, three electricity system models with a high spatial resolution with a focus on
Jonas Savelsberg joined the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich as a senior project manager for Nexus-e in August 2023.
Matthieu Boubat joined the Energy Science Center (ETH Zurich) in July 2023 as a scientific assistant. He is working on scenario developments for various projects at ESC and collaborating toward making the Nexus-e platform open source.
Désirée is currently a MSc student in Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich. She will conduct her Master’s thesis on “The role of solar photovoltaics in the alps for the Swiss electricity system”.
Her analysis will focus on conducting literature and developing GIS datasets. Also including alpine PV in the Nexus-e databare will be part of her Master’s Thesis.
(in German only) Mit dem russischen Einmarsch in die Ukraine wurde klar, wie abhängig die Energieversorgungssicherheit der Schweiz von den Entwicklungen im Ausland ist. Um diese Abhängigkeit zu reduzieren, sind diverse technische, politische, regulatorische und gesellschaftliche Massnahmen nötig. Ein Energiesystemmodell berücksichtigt diese nun. Link to the article!