Work package 5

Pilot & Development in the midlands

Work package leader:Prof. Jürg Rohrer, ZHAW

In a yet to be determined model municipality in the Swiss midlands, a biogas plant is combined with additional technologies, such as wood pyrolysis with the production of charcoal, large amounts of PV systems, hydropower, stationary and mobile battery storage, heat storage, district heating network, gas network, etc., to form a microgrid. The general approach is that existing plans for infrastructure generation or renewal will be augmented by additional components in a bottom-up and stepwise manner based on EDGE modelling and design. WP5 will coordinate planning activities between stakeholders and aim to launch implementation partly supported by additional SFOE funding.

(start: M22, duration: 50 months)