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The SCCER-SoE carries out innovative and sustainable research on the supply of electricity from hydropower and geo-energy in order to meet the challenges of the Energy Strategy 2050.

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News

Save the date for the Annual Conference 2020: 2 November, online

Save the date for the Annual Conference 2020: 2 November, online

The final SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2020 provides an overview of the past eight years, presents insights into our research highlights and ventures a brief look into the future. It takes place on 2 November 2020 and will be entirely online. More information. September 2020

Registration and abstract submission for EGW 2020 open

Registration and abstract submission for EGW 2020 open

Registration and abstract submission for the 8th European Geothermal Workshop is now open. Learn more about this event here and submit your abstract here. EGW 2020 will take place online. June 2020

Abstract submission is open for Swiss Geoscience Meeting

Abstract submission is open for Swiss Geoscience Meeting

The abstract submission for the 18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting (6 and 7 November 2020) is now open. Learn more about the meeting here and submit your abstract here. June 2020

Events

3.-4.9.2020

109. Hauptversammlung SWV (Wasserkraft für die Versorgungssicherheit / Hydroélectricité pour la sécurité de l’approvisionnement), in Airolo, Switzerland.

7.-8.10.2020

8th European Geothermal Workshop, organized by University of Strasbourg. EGW 2020 will take place entirely online. More information in this flyer (PDF)

26.-28.10.2020

Hydro Conference, in Strasbourg, France.

2.11.2020

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference, online.

6.-7.11.2020

Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.

11.-13.11.2020

21st International Seminar on Hydropower Plants Viennahydro 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

7.-11.12.2020

AGU Fall Meeting, virtual (mostly) & San Francisco, USA (possibly).

17.-19.6.2020 15.-17.9.2021

Wasserbausymposium in Zurich, Switzerland, organized by ETH Zurich.

Highlights

Read the latest Highlight Articles from the second phase of the SCCER-SoE (2016-2020):

100% renewable - 100% doable

A digital clone monitors penstock ageing

Assessing the implementation potential of High Temperature Underground Thermal Heat Storage

Price-driven dispatch of hydropower

Reducing subsurface uncertainties by the smart use of field-based integrated geophysical investigations

Towards more flexible hdropower: preventing turbine instability during multiple start/stop procedures

Blog

#24 100% renewable – 100% doable

August 2020 - by Dr. Annelen Kahl, Jérôme Dujardin and Prof. Dr. Michael Lehning

The knowledge that wind power is very productive in winter and that photovoltaic (PV) installations can produce more electricity in alpine environments than in the valleys is not completely new. Yet these insights have remained little appreciated or acted upon. But with the energy transition pushing forward into a renewable future, this knowledge is of critical importance. As Switzerland is facing a substantial winter energy deficit with its nuclear power plants going offline, SCCER-SoE modelling results provide vital information as to how smart choices of installation location can help to fill this deficit with solar and wind power from the mountains.

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