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.
Inauguration Bedretto Laboratory for Geosciences
On 18 May 2019, we will officially inaugurate the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences. For this occasion, we invite the interested public in the afternoon to visit the rock laboratory situated in the middle of the 5.2 kilometer long tunnel connecting the Ticino with the Furka railway tunnel. Detailed information about the event will follow in April. February 2019
Register now for the SCCER School #2!
The registration for the SCCER School #2 (11 to 14 June 2019, Flüeli-Ranft) is now open. For detailed information including the programme consider this PDF or visit the website. January 2019
#14 Hydropower and glacier retreat: what is at stake?
November 2018 - by Bettina Schaefli, Pedro Manso, Matthias Huss, and Daniel Farinotti
Most of Swiss hydropower is produced from rivers fed and thereby influenced by glacier water. These glaciers are continuously losing mass, with the positive effect of ensuring high water yields during hot summer months. But how much of the Swiss hydropower production relies on water released by glacier mass loss, i.e. on water that cannot be replenished by precipitation in the coming decades? A team of SCCER-SoE researchers has answered this question in a recent scientific publication.