The core technologies investigated within the SCCER-SoE are geothermal energy and hydropower. These do not operate in isolation but have to be put into context with other novel power generation technologies (e.g. photovoltaics, wind, biomass, etc.) and an overall energy system. For this purpose, two activities are followed:
- A continuous assessment of current, emerging and future technologies.
- An energy economic modelling of electricity markets for Switzerland and its neighbouring countries.