Smart Energy Applied Solutions

11 November, 14:00 - 17:00

online via Zoom

Our energy supply is currently facing fundamental changes. Sustainable and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy are replacing the widely unpopular and climate-damaging fossil fuels. As we move towards a more sustainable path, new systems are required to keep up with our energy needs.

The smooth integration of renewable energy sources, efficient storage solutions – long- and short-term –, as well as a dynamic interplay of different technologies are key to achieve a post-fossil energy future. This year's Technology Briefing, co-organized by the research institutes CSEM, Empa and PSI, will present practical digital solutions for sustainable and promising energy systems.


13:30 Welcome coffee

14:00 Welcome
Dr. Brigitte Buchmann, Empa, Head of Department Mobility, Energy and Environment, Member of Empa´s Board of Directors

14:10 Ökologische Vor- und Nachteile der Elektrifizierung im Verkehr (D)
Christian Bauer, scientist at the Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis, PSI

14:25 Data science for renewables: forecasting and asset management (E)
Pierre-Jean Alet, Senior Expert Photovoltaics CSEM

14:40 PV self-consumption at its economic optimum – managing heat pumps and electric vehicles (E)
Andreas Hutter, Sector Head Photovoltaics CSEM and Alain Aerni, CEO Soleco AG

15:05 Coffee break

15:35 Wasserstoff/Sauerstoff-Brennstoffzellen für Energiespeicherung und Regelleistung – Einblicke in aktuelle Entwicklungen (D)
Uwe Hannesen, Engineering Manager – Fuel Cell Systems, Clean Energy Systems, Plastic Omnium

16:00 Energy savings thanks to data predictive control – an IoT based retrofit solution (E)
Benjamin Huber, Research Associate UESL Lab Empa

16:15 Demand side flexibilities for collaborative smart grids (E)
Philipp Heer, Deputy Head UESL Lab Empa and Till Richter, Head Digital Twin, aliunid AG

16:40 Wrap-up, Closing
Dr. Brigitte Buchmann, Empa

16:50 Apero