Energy Economics Group (EEG)
The Energy Economics group in the Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (LEA) at PSI contributes to understanding of energy technology development and identifies policy strategies for the realisation of sustainable energy systems at Swiss and global levels. This is accomplished by developing and analysing scenarios of future energy system development and technology change using detailed energy-system models. Energy scenarios provide a means to explore future uncertainty of the energy system and to test alternative strategies to identify robust approaches for technology and policy development. Energy systems approaches combine a high level of technology detail with a systems approach which represents the coevolution of energy production, conversion, transmission and distribution, and end-use in an integrated way.
EEG is currently working with the European Commission, the World Energy Council, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and others on a range of research initiatives.
EEG is also contributing to two of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER)
Recent News from EEG
Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, on behalf of a research project funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), have studied how energy consumption by Swiss industry develops depending on energy prices. One result: Price increases for energy usually affect energy consumption only over the long term.
Every three years, the World Energy Council explores possible developments of the global energy system under different scenarios. Tom Kober, head of the Energy Economics Group in PSI’s Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis and one of the lead authors of the study, explains what the individual scenarios mean and how global warming could be mitigated.