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The Center for Energy Research at ETH Zurich

The Energy Science Center (ESC) aims to facilitate the deployment of an environmentally friendly, reliable, low risk, economically viable and socially compatible sustainable energy system.

Linking over sixty professors from eleven ETH Zurich departments, the ESC enhances cooperation between ETH Zurich, industry, government and society on energy related issues.

Energy News

29.06.2016 | Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research

Enhanced Fretting Fatigue Resistance of Conductors for High Voltage Overhead Lines (CONFAT)

While overhead-line electricity transmission grids are generally well established in Europe, and there is not a big incentive to install new or replace existing conductors, there is an interest in improving reliability and maximising current flow with minimum impact on operating lifetime.  This is the focus of the CONFAT project. Read more 

29.06.2016 | Michael Keller | D-ITET

Net-worker with the drive to optimise

She connects electricity networks and people: Gabriela Hug is Professor of Electric Power Systems – and a sought-after woman. Her research helps make existing electricity infrastructure fit for the energy transition.   Read more 

28.06.2016 | Doktorandin Annegret Stephan, Prof. Tobias Schmidt, ETH Zürich | D-GESS , D-MTEC

Wie stationäre Batterien am besten fördern?

Fest installierte Batterien können die Energiewende unterstützen, doch sind sie oft nicht profitabel. Eine techno-ökonomische Studie zeigt nun, wie Batterien durch geschickte Kombination verschiedener Anwendungen wirtschaftlicher und in manchen Fällen sogar heute schon profitabel werden könnten. Read more 

24.06.2016 | Dr. Jochen Markard, ETH Zürich | D-MTEC

Energiewende 2.0

Die Energiewende tritt in eine neue Phase. Es geht nicht mehr nur um den Ausbau erneuerbarer Alternativen, sondern um das Überleben oder den Niedergang bislang dominierender Akteure und Technologien. Dieser Phasenübergang fordert Wirtschaft, Politik und Forschung. Read more 

22.06.2016 | Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research

Advanced Power Semiconductor Laboratory (APS)

The Advanced Power Semiconductor (APS) Laboratory at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the ETH Zurich is building up a strong competence in novel power semiconductor devices based on wide band-gap (WBG) materials that represent the core of today’s energy efficient power electronics. Read more 

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ESC Events

Previous Events

Energy Futures –
Europe and North America

Joint Symposium MIT Energy Initiative and ETH Zurich, Energy Science Center



Monday, June 6th, 2016, 13:30 - 19:00, reception to follow
ETH Zurich, Audimax (HG F 30)
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Details, slides, recordings


Frontiers in Energy Research: Best Presentation winners

To close the 2016 Spring seminars given by ETH PhD students of their current research, Michael Kant and Petros Papadopoulos were equal winners of the Frontiers Best Presentation award, based on audience feedback. Dr. Christian Schaffner presented the awards at an Apéro on 31st May. The series returns in 2017 Spring semester. Frontiers in Energy Research

SAEE Jahrestagung 2015 – Effiziente Energieversorgung der Schweiz: Lenkungspolitiken, Versorgungssicherheit und Klimaschutz

Freitag, 13. November 2015, 13.15 - 17.15, ETH Zürich, HG E3

Details (PDF, 328 KB)

ETH Klimarunde – Vision Null: Wege zu einer CO2-neutralen Gesellschaft

Mittwoch, 4. November 2015, 15.00 - 19.30
ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude

Please note that this event was in German.

Flyer (PDF, 947 KB)

Informationen (German)

Das Stromnetz der Zukunft

Referate und Podiumsdiskussion
Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2015, 15.00 - 19.00 Uhr
Please note the event was in German

Grid Expo

Dienstag, 16. - Freitag, 19. Juni 2015

Details (German)

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