SCCER School 2017

Shaping the Energy Transition

17 to 20 October 2017 in Engelberg

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At the SCCER School in Engelberg in mid-October, the first of its kind, 160 PhD students, postdocs and scientific assistants spent three days thinking and discussing about how to shape the energy transition with their research. Nearly 40 speakers from academia, industry and federal offices covering topics as the energy market, storage, supply, consumption and distribution inspired and challenged the young scientists. Excursions to a multifunctional wastewater treatment plant, the small hydropower plant Trübsee and the Benedictine Monastery of Engelberg enriched the dense program and allowed soaking up the warm autumn sun and panoramic mountain view.




Welcome to the SCCER School
W. Steinlin, Commission for Technology and Innovation

Global drivers for a national strategy

IPCC: The scientific basis for the Paris Agreement
T. Stocker, University of Bern

Simulation of climate change and scenarios for Switzerland
C. Schnadt Proberaj, ETH Zurich

The Paris Agreement – a paradigm shift in international climate politics
T. Schmidt, ETH Zurich

Supply of electricity in central Europe: current situation and forecast
L. Schulz, swissgrid

Energy Strategy 2050: The New Energy Law and the Next Steps
B. Revaz, Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Energy market

Wholesale Electricity Markets
H. Weigt, University of Basel

Power Station Switzerland: A Plea for an Energy Paradigm Shift With a Real Future
A. Gunzinger, Supercomputing Systems AG

Energy Supply of the Future: The role of Natural Gas and its Networks
R. Obrist, Swiss Gas Industry Association

Energy storage

Why do we need to store energy?
J. Worlitschek, Lucerne UAS

Pilot-Scale Demonstration of Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage
A. Haselbacher, ETH Zurich

Shaping the Energy Transition With Storage Hydropower Plants!
P. Manso, EPF Lausanne

Seasonal thermal energy storage
M. Meyer, Services Industriels de Genève

Flexibility for the European Electricity Grid
D. Brand, BKW

Field test of a 63kWh/100kW storage for grid applications
P. Morey, School of Engineering and Management Vaud

Energy supply

C. Ballif, EPF Lausanne

Wind Energy: Atmosphere to Electrons
J. Fang, EPF Lausanne

Shaping the Energy Transition With New Large Hydropower!
L. Schmocker, ETH Zurich & P. Manso, EPF Lausanne

Bioenergy systems for the future
F. Vogel, UAS Northwestern Switzerland & PSI

Social acceptance of energy investments
I. Stadelmann-Steffen, University of Bern

Is Nuclear still an Option?
P. Renault, swissnuclear

Energy consumption

Future scenarios of the electricity demand
S. Muster, Association of Swiss Electricity Companies

Towards an energy efficient and climate compatible future Swiss transportation system
L. Küng, ETH Zurich

Opportunities and Challenges for E-Mobility and Batteries
A. Santis, Bern UAS

Decarbonisation of the aerial transportation, some ideas
U. Wieland, ETH Zurich

The Future in Naval Transportation
A. Schmid, Winterthur Gas & Diesel

Increase Energy Efficiency, Economy of Industrial Processes and Thermal Energy Systems
D. Olsen, Lucerne UAS

Energy hub modelling and optimisation
K. Orehounig, ETH Zurich

Techniques and tools for distributed energy system modeling & optimization
A. Bollinger, Empa

Spatio-temporal energy demand modelling at regional and national scale
S. Schneider, University of Geneva

Energy distribution

Achieving the Dispatchability of Stochastic Power Flows by Distributed Control of Dispersed Energy Resources
F. Sossan, EPF Lausanne

Photovoltaic systems for Energiestrategie 2050
U. Muntwyler, Bern UAS

Dynamic stability of power systems
R. Segundo, Zurich UAS


Deadline: 5 September 2017


Thanks to generous contributions, only the travel costs have to be borne by the participants.

In case of cancellation after 19 September 2017, a cancellation fee of CHF 150 will be charged. After 15 October 2017, the cancellation fee is CHF 250.


H+ Hotel & SPA Engelberg ****
Dorfstrasse 33
6390 Engelberg