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 reports from major projects led 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
- 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.
- Matteo Spada, Peter Burgherr and Pierre Boutinard Rouelle (2018). Comparative risk assessment with focus on hydrogen and selected fuel cells: Application to Europe. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
- Pascal Lesage, Chris Mutel, Urs Schenker, Manuele Margni (2018). Uncertainty analysis in LCA using precalculated aggregated datasets. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.
- Brian Cox, Chris Mutel, Christian Bauer, Angelica Mendoza Beltran and Detlef van Vuuren (2018). The uncertain environmental footprint of current and future battery electric vehicles. Environmental Science & Technology.
- Miltos Kyriakidis, Peter Lustenberger, Peter Burgherr, Vinh N Dang and Stefan Hirschberg (2018). Quantifying energy systems resilience - A simulation approach to assess recovery. Energy Technology
- Laurent Vandepaer and Thomas Gibon (2018). The integration of energy scenarios into LCA: LCM2017 Conference Workshop, Luxembourg, September 5, 2017, Conference report. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment