• Foreseen Trift Dam will benefit from FLEXSTOR (left: lake level today, right: maximum level) - March 2016
  • Electricity production & consumption of a fully renewable Switzerland - February 2016
  • Micro-turbine prototype successfully tested - December 2015
  • Successful first SCCER-SoE / NRP 70 PhD School - October 2015
  • Development of a new iso-kinetic turbine - October 2015
  • First boreholes for the ISC Project at the Grimsel rock laboratory are drilled - October 2015
  • Iceland: first numerical simulations of supercritical geothermal reservoirs - August 2015
  • The Alps without glaciers: new helicopter ice penetration radar system successfully tested - April 2015
  • Construction of a new sediment transport measurement system in the Albula river by WSL - March 2015

SCCER-SoE Research Areas

News

#2 SCCER-SoE Blog
The SCCER-SoE launched its new blog in order to regularly provide exclusive insights and opinions on current developments in the field of geo-energy and hydropower in Switzerland. Now, François Avellan, deputy head of the SCCER-SoE and professor at EPF Lausanne, wrote the second post entitled "Hyropower in Switzerland - meeting the challenges of the future?". Feel free to recommend our blog to interested people and share the current post on Facebook, Twitter & Co. July 2016

Third SCCER-SoE Newsletter
The third issue of the new SCCER-SoE newsletter is available now (in German and French). It includes a short report about the long-term future of the eight SCCERs, details of the project "Vulnerability of the Swiss built environment", and the most important information about the SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016. Click here for more information and to read the third issue of the newsletter. July 2016

New Software Publicly Available
Within task 2.4 of the SCCER-SoE, the group AHEAD (Applied Hydroeconomics and Alpine Environmental Dynamics) at EPF Lausanne developed a software to find the optimal water allocation policies at the water intake that maximize the energy production and preserve the riverine ecosystem in the case of a Small Hydropower Plant. It can be used either to evaluate the performances of an existing hydropower scheme or as a planning tool for future projects. The software is publicly available at this link. July 2016

Job vacancy
The SCCER-SoE is looking for a project member for the integration and management of geodata. Click here to read the job description and apply for the position. July 2016

#1 SCCER-SoE Blog
The SCCER-SoE launched its new blog in order to regularly provide exclusive insights and opinions on current developments in the field of geo-energy and hydropower in Switzerland. Domenico Giardini, head of the SCCER-SoE and professor at ETH Zurich, introduces the blog with his post “It’s time to go geothermal!”. He claims that we should waste no more time in further exploring the potential of geothermal energy in Switzerland. Feel free to recommend our blog to interested people and share the current post on Facebook, Twitter & Co. June 2016

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Events

5.-9.9.2016
PhD Summer School on System Models in Life Cycle Assessment in Grosshöchstetten (Canton of Bern).

9.9.2016
Conference "Software für die angewandte Hydrologie - Anregungen für die Praxis" in Bern by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

12.-13.9.2016
SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016 in Sion. Hydropower and Geo-Energy in Switzerland - Challenges and Prospects. Registration open until 26 August 2016.

13.9.2016, 8.11.2016, 6.12.2016
Conférences publiques organisées par le laboratoire de constructions hydrauliques (LCH) in Lausanne, in partnership with the SCCER-SoE.

19.-29.9.2016
European Geothermal Congress 2016 (EGC) in Strasbourg (France).

10.-12.10.2016
HYDRO 2016 Exhibition and Conference "achievements, opportunities and challenges" in Montreux.

18.-21.10.2016
SCCER-SoE / NRP 70 PhD School 2016 in Leukerbad. Understanding the transition needed to reach the Energy Strategy 2050. Registration open until 30 September 2016.

14.-18.11.2016
13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-13) at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

18.-20.1.2017
International Workshop on "Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales" in the Swiss Alps, organized by the EPFL.

14.-17.3.2017
Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity in Davos, organized by the Swiss Seismological Service

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