Creating an Integrated Energy Systems Modelling Platform - An Interdisciplinary Approach


2 Jun | Dr Christian Schaffner will share how ETH Zurich is developing a platform to analyse how national and multi-national energy systems will and should evolve, using a multi-disciplinary approach.

The analysis of how national and multi-national energy systems will and should evolve are of high importance to industry and administration in the energy sector. However, there is currently no comprehensive and transparent platform which enables scenario analyses that provide a holistic view, taking into account the physical properties as well as the socio-economic and policy related aspects of the system.

At this talk, Dr Christian Schaffner will explain how ETH Zurich, with its expertise in the domains of electrical engineering, building technologies, political sciences, economics and risk management is developing such a platform using a multi-disciplinary approach. It will explore challenges and solutions using examples from current research activities.

The CREATE Monthly Principal Investigator Seminar Series is organsed by the Centre for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme under the National Research Foundation. Dr Schaffner will be speaking alongside Professor Jan Maciejowski from Cambridge University, who will speak about “Modern Control: making optimal decisions online”.

The seminar will conclude with lunch and networking.


The speaker

Dr Christian Schaffner is the Executive Director of the Energy Science Center (ESC) of ETH Zurich in Switzerland since September 2013. The ESC is an inter-disciplinary competence centre to promote energy research and teaching at ETH. Linking over 60 professors from 11 ETH Zurich departments, the ESC enhances cooperation between ETH Zurich, industry, government and society on energy related issues.

Before that, Christian Schaffner was with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy as head of the grid section, responsible for the development of a grid expansion strategy and a smart grid road-map. He received his PhD degree in Electric Power Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 2004.

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