Pathways on a district and city scale

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Type: Research & Development


Turhan Demiray (ETH Zurich)
Adamantios Marinakis (ETH Zurich)


  • Determine an optimal pathway to a renewable flexible energy system at local/regional level
  • Enable the holistic utilization of the distributed and abundant flexibility, stemming from all energy carriers
  • Propose optimal infrastructure expansion and operational strategies for Swiss local energy utilities

Expected outcomes:

  • Devise future investments and operational strategies for energy networks leveraging the value of flexibility
  • Devise appropriate targets and regulations towards achieving the targets of the Energy Strategy 2050
  • Provide validated use-cases with ready-to-use guidelines exploiting flexibility

Duration: 1 May 2021 – 30 April 2026 (60 months)


Felix Büchi (PSI)
Cansin Yaman Evrenosoglu (ETH Zurich)
Jared Garrison (ETH Zurich)
Yi Guo (ETH Zurich)
Philipp Heer (Empa)
Thomas Hübner (ETH Zurich)
Prof. Gabriela Hug (ETH Zurich)
Binod Koirala (Empa)
Esther Linder (HSLU)
Manuel Meyer (HSLU)
Kristina Orehounig (Empa)
Maria Parajales (ETH Zurich)
Philipp Roos (HSLU)
Prof. Giovanni Sansavini (ETH Zurich)
Ueli Schlit (HSLU)
Philipp Schütz (HSLU)
Arvind Srinivasan (ETH Zurich)
Marcel Troxler (HSLU)
Willy Villasmil (HSLU)

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