Work package 1

Research focus on cities

Work package leader:Prof. Philipp Schütz, HSLU

WP1 conducts a technical and socio-economic analysis with the focus on the Swiss cities in order to work out the designs, operation, and ways to foster the uptake of urban multi-energy systems with as high shares as possible of locally sourced renewable energy. From the technical perspective, WP1 covers the topics of supply-demand matching, the role of new technologies (battery storage, power-to-x, electric transportation, and anthropogenic biomass technologies), distribution grids, and microgrids. From the socio-economic perspective, WP1 includes the topics of financing, coordination of actors in the energy value chains and various policy departments, new business models, and policy acceptance in the Swiss cities.

(start: M1, duration: 48 months)