Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (LEA)LEA is an interdivisional laboratory of the Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Division (NES) and the General Energy Research Division (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 Prof. Dr. Andreas Pautz (NES Div. Head) and Prof. Alexander Wokaun (ENE Div. 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: