The aim of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) is to carry out innovative and sustainable research in the areas of geo-energy and hydropower.
The SCCER-SoE researches, develops, and tests new technologies and optimizes existing infrastructures for energy production in the future. Working in close cooperation with the industry, the SCCER-SoE creates innovative research units, establishes technology platforms, invests in laboratories, and coordinates national as well as international research projects. These are financed by a number of different sources.
In 2017, the second phase of the SCCER-SoE started and will last until 2020. During this time, the SCCER-SoE expands its focus on seven pilot and demonstration projects, conducted with industry partners, to validate the technologies and proposed solutions.
As a national network, the SCCER-SoE brings together the expertise from 30 Swiss scientific institutions, industrial enterprises, and federal agencies. Its activities are undertaken in coordination with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). The SCCER-SoE is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). The latter is also responsible for the supervision of the SCCER-SoE.