Energy Sector

The electricity supply network of the future will face challenges from the increasing development of volatile energy sources such as solar and wind farms: stress factors are determined ever more through random environmental parameters; load flows can reverse, and local bottlenecks can arise in the networks, so that they will need to be augmented.

Smart Grid
A ‘Smart Grid’ is an electricity supply network that disposes over the necessary measurement, control and management systems to meet those challenges. SCS is developing and testing ‘Smart Grid’ technologies for the electricity supply networks of the future. Its extensive technical knowledge and wide-ranging methodological competence means that SCS is ideally positioned in the energy sector.

Simulation environment ‘Energielandschaft Schweiz’
‘Energielandschaft Schweiz’ (energy landscape Switzerland), an open simulation environment developed by SCS, allows blanket observation of Switzerland’s energy supply. The model allows the creation of variable scenarios. Energy and activity balances are calculated over time, depending on the 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 and further parameters. The model thus allows the direct comparison of various scenarios and thereby creates a basis for a national debate about energy in Switzerland.

Energy systems & Smart Grids – Blog Postings

  • Have a TEE with PolkadotHave a TEE with Polkadot
    Together with our client, the Web3 Foundation, we’ve published a blog about our trusted off-chain computing platform SubstraTEE which improves confidentiality, scalability and interoperability of blockchain solutions: Have a TEE with Polkadot More technical detail and a live demo with private token transactions is given in the recording of our recent meetup: This project is open source and ...
  • GridSense and SCS: a strong partnershipGridSense and SCS: a strong partnership
    Alpiq InTec relies on competent partners in the development of the GridSense system. Supercomputing Systems AG is developing the central backend software which allows the management of distributed GridSense devices and provides web-based UIs for customers and operators. GridSense is an energy management solution for buildings. The system detects and learns the behavior of the building’s ...
  • Smart Grid Solutions AG: GridBox Technology is now being commercializedSmart Grid Solutions AG: GridBox Technology is now being commercialized
    After a highly successful research- and demonstration project, the GridBox Technology is now being commercialized within the scope of a spin-off project. The company smart grid solutions AG (website), led by Martin von Euw, will take the technology to market maturity. Supercomputing Systems AG is the technology partner of the new company. Concerning this matter, read ...
  • GridBox: Project campaigns successfully fulfilledGridBox: Project campaigns successfully fulfilled
    In collaboration with BKW, ewz and Bacher Energie AG, as well as co-financed by the Federal Office of Energy (FOE), SCS AG has successfully fulfilled the GridBox measurement and demonstration campaigns by March 2016. The GridBox project demonstrated a real-world instance of a full featured smart grid concept. Two distribution grid regions were equipped with ...