Technology Assessment GroupThe Technology Assessment group is part of the multi-disciplinary Laboratory for Energy systems Analysis (LEA) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and is the continuation of the former GaBE Project. Technology Assessment incorporates a comprehensive range of research areas to achieve three main objectives:
- To improve understanding and thereby enable comparisons of current energy technologies and future energy options for the electricity, heating and transport sectors based on environmental, economic and socially relevant factors.
- To provide quantitative, systematic, and interdisciplinary assessments of energy technologies and energy supply strategies through the development and application of consistent methodological frameworks and databases.
- To support rational decision-making for sustainable development in the Swiss and international energy sectors, and to communicate balanced research findings to decision-makers and stakeholders.
Latest NewsNew article by TA-Group members:
- Potentials, costs and environmental assessment of electricity generation technologies.
- ISCHESS: Integration of stochastic renewables in the Swiss electricity supply system.
- Opportunities and challenges for electric mobility: an interdisciplinary assessment of passenger vehicles
- Kathrin Volkhart, Chris Mutel and Evangelos Panos (2018). Integrating life cycle assessment and energy system modelling: Methodology and application to the world energy scenarios. Sustainable Production and Consumption
- Anna Kalinina, Matteo Spada and Peter Burgherr (2018). Application of a Bayesian hierarchical modeling for risk assessment of accidents at hydropower dams. Safety Science, Vol. 110, pp. 164-177
- Giuseppe Cardellini, Chris Mutel, Estelle Vial and Bart Muys (2018). Temporalis, a generic method and tool for dynamic Life Cycle Assessment. Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 645, pp. 585-595
- Laurent Vandepaer, Julie Cloutier, Christian Bauer and Ben Amor (2018). Integrating Batteries in the Future Swiss Electricity Supply System - A Consequential Environmental Assessment. Journal of Industrial Ecology.
- Matteo Spada, Peter Burgherr and Markus Hohl (2018). Toward the validation of a National Risk Assessment against historical observations using a Bayesian approach: application to the Swiss case. Journal of Risk Research
- Matteo Spada, Florentina Paraschiv and Peter Burgherr (2018). A Comparison of Risk Measures for Accidents in the Energy Sector and Their Implications on Decision-Making Strategies. Energy.