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Laboratory of Energy System Analysis (LEA)

LEA is an interdepartmental laboratory of the Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Department (NES) and the General Energy Research Department (ENE). It unites specific analytical research concerning all energy systems, that is nuclear, fossil and (new) renewable. It is led by Dr. Stefan Hirschberg, attached to NES in all administrative matters and monitored by a Steering Committee consisting of Dr. Martin A. Zimmermann (NES Deputy Dept. Head) and Prof. Alexander Wokaun (ENE Dept. Head).

In cooperation also with external partners (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) and many others), LEA carries out energy systems analyses relevant for energy policy issues as well as safety analyis based on Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) and focused on Human Reliability Assessment (HRA).

The LEA areas of activities fall into three main areas:

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Energiespiegel Nr.22

A Glimpse into the Future

How the world will look in 2050, we do not know today. However, it’s very likely that population and economy will grow strongly until then. Countries like China and India are becoming increasingly important. What this means for the world in terms of energy supply, CO2 emissions and energy resources has been investigated by PSI together with the World Energy Council (WEC) in energy scenarios.

Download Energiespiegel No. 22 (10/2013)

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General Contact

Laboratory of Energy Systems Analysis
Paul Scherrer Institut
5232 Villigen-PSI

Head of the Laboratory
Dr. Stefan Hirschberg
Telephone: +41 56 310 2956
E-mail: stefan.hirschberg@psi.ch

Energie Spiegel

The newsletter regularly published by PSI on the subject of energy systems and their analysis.

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