SCS has developed an open model for the simulation of different energy supply scenarios in Switzerland. The model makes it possible to calculate energy and activity balances depending on the chosen generation system, the degree of development of volatile energy sources (taking into account site and weather data), the degree of development and use of central and local storage facilities, the storage strategy etc. The model thus allows the direct comparison of various scenarios.
The model has already been presented at various public events. As part of a short presentation various scenarios are presented and subjected to technical plausibility checks. Pertinent findings for Switzerland’s future energy can be derived from this, which in turn can serve to stimulate debate.
The model is being continuously expanded and will be available to the public in the foreseeable future. It aims to set the foundation for a transparent energy debate that is as “de-emotionalised” as possible.