Evelina Trutnevyte

Biographical Summary

Dr Evelina Trutnevyte is a senior researcher at the USYS Transdisciplinarity Lab, ETH Zurich, and in the Risk team of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE). She is an energy systems analyst and modeler, specializing in energy-related decision making under risk and uncertainty and at science-society interface. She holds a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Energy fellowship for analysis of cross-technology and spatial risk trade-offs in electricity generation portfolios. In 2012-2014 she worked as a research associate at University College London (UCL) Energy Institute. She is an engineer by training and completed her PhD studies at the Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich.


SCCER-SoE Responsibilities
To the Task 4.1 “Risk, safety and societal acceptance” Evelina brings the expertise of both energy system analysis and science-society interface. More specifically, her research at SCCER-SoE revolves around two pillars. First, she aims to understand how energy and risk choices, which are optimal from experts’ perspective, differ from those that are socially viable in the real world. Second, she develops analytical tools to explore cross-technology and spatial tradeoffs of multiple risks, created by electricity generation portfolios in Switzerland. These tools are then used to measure public, stakeholder and expert preferences for the electricity portfolios in light of risks in order to inform technology choice and siting.