Technology and model development

All diagrams-74

Type: Research & Development


Philipp Herr (Empa)
Hanmin Cai (Empa)


Methodology development
  • Develop and implement a generalized composable method for the decentralized control of coupled energy networks
  • Develop multi-period flexibility envelope methodology for online control of districts
Technology development
  • High-capacity seasonal thermal storage technologies
  • Advanced thermal management of Power-to-X
  • Assessment of Carnot Batteries for the Swiss context
Model development
  • H2/O2 to H2/air hydrogen and thermal energy storage
  • Sector coupling technologies, borehole thermal energy storage
  • Development of systemic flexibility aware technology models
Experimental validation on
  • EPFL Smart Grid campus infrastructure
  • Empa ehub, NEST and move platforms
  • PSI ESI demonstrator

Expected outcomes:

  • Technology model quantify an energy systems’ capability for a flexible operation

Duration: 1 May 2021 – 30 April 2025 (48 months)


Federica Bellizio (Empa)
Felix Büchi (PSI)
Reto Fricker (Empa)
Thomas Gloor (PSI)
Rahul Gupta (EPFL)
Pascal Häfliger (PSI)
Gabriele Humbert (Empa)
Matthieu Jacobs (EPFL)
Esther Linder (HSLU)
Edward Lucas (HSLU)
Manuel Meyer (HSLU)
Kristina Orehounig (Empa)
Prof. Mario Paolone (EPFL)
Christian Peter (PSI)
Philipp Roos (HSLU)
Ueli Schlit (HSLU)
Philipp Schütz (HSLU)
Sascha Stoller (Empa)
Marcel Troxler (HSLU)
Willy Villasmil (HSLU)
Jacopo Vivian (Empa)

© 2021 SWEET PATHFNDR Project