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Risk governance of electricity portfolios (RIGOROuS): Cross-technology and spatial tradeoffs of multiple risks

Applicant Trutnevyte Evelina
Number 160563
Funding scheme Ambizione Energy
Research institution Transdisciplinarity Lab - USYS TdLab Departement Umweltsystemwissenschaften ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Start/End 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2018
Approved amount 730'293.00
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Discipline
Other disciplines of Environmental Sciences
Other disciplines of Engineering Sciences
Communication sciences

Keywords (10)

energy; electricity generation; risk; energy systems modelling; science-society interface; socio-technical analysis; spatial analysis; public preferences; stakeholder preferences; expert elicitation

Lay Summary (German)

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Durch alle Technologien zur Elektrizitätserzeugung entstehen vielfältige Risiken für die Gesellschaft, z.B. globale Erwärmung, induzierte Seismizität oder schwere industrielle Unfälle. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen und gesellschaftliche Debatten drehen sich oft um einzelne Technologien. Eine solche Sichtweise birgt die Illusion, dass mit der Eliminierung einer Technologie sämtliche Risiken vermieden werden. Weil die Elektrizitätsnachfrage jedoch von verschiedenen Technologien abgedeckt wird, bedeutet die Eliminierung einer Technologie lediglich, dass sie in anderen Regionen eingesetzt werden muss oder andere Technologien mit eigenen Risiken eingesetzt werden.
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Inhalt und Ziel des Forschungsprojekts

Das Ziel von RIGOROuS ist das bessere Verständnis der Abwägung von Risiken unterschiedlicher Technologien und ihrer Standortwahl im kompletten Schweizer Elektrizitätsportfolio. Dabei werden unterschiedliche Technologien mit einer breiten und offenen Sicht auf ihr Risiko betrachtet, mit Rücksicht auf bekannte und unbekannte Konsequenzen, Wahrscheinlichkeiten und Wissensrobustheit. Um die Präferenzen von Experten, Stakeholdern und der breiten Bevölkerung zu evaluieren, werden interaktive Tools namens RISIKOMETER (in zwei Ausführungen: elementare und räumlich explizite Version) entwickelt.

Wissenschaftlicher und gesellschaftlicher Kontext

Das Projekt wird der Schweizer Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft folgendes bieten: (i) umfassendes Wissen über Abwägung von Risiken unterschiedlicher Technologien und deren Standortwahl im Schweizer Elektrizitätsportfolio, (ii) interaktive und  öffentlich zugängliche Tools RISIKOMETER und (iii) die Analyse von Präferenzen der Experten, Stakeholder und breiten Bevölkerung. Diese Auskunft kann für die Entscheidung über Elektrizitätstechnologien und deren Standortwahl in der Schweiz genutzt werden, um eine gesellschaftlich realisierbare und wissenschaftlich gut fundierte Implementierung der Schweizer Energiestrategie 2050 zu ermöglichen.

 

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Publications

Publication
Distributional trade-offs between regionally equitable and cost-efficient allocation of renewable electricity generation
Sasse Jan-Philipp, Trutnevyte Evelina (2019), Distributional trade-offs between regionally equitable and cost-efficient allocation of renewable electricity generation, in Applied Energy, 254, 113724-113724.
Spatially-explicit models should consider real-world diffusion of renewable electricity: Solar PV example in Switzerland
Thormeyer Christoph, Sasse Jan-Philipp, Trutnevyte Evelina (2019), Spatially-explicit models should consider real-world diffusion of renewable electricity: Solar PV example in Switzerland, in Renewable Energy.
Public awareness and perception of environmental, health and safety risks to electricity generation: an explorative interview study in Switzerland
Volken Sandra, Wong-Parodi Gabrielle, Trutnevyte Evelina (2019), Public awareness and perception of environmental, health and safety risks to electricity generation: an explorative interview study in Switzerland, in Journal of Risk Research, 22(4), 432-447.
Are interactive web-tools for scenario visualization worth the effort? An experimental study on the swiss electricity supply scenarios 2035
Xexakis Georgios, Trutnevyte Evelina (2019), Are interactive web-tools for scenario visualization worth the effort? An experimental study on the swiss electricity supply scenarios 2035, in Environmental Modelling & Software.
Siting deep geothermal energy: Acceptance of various risk and benefit scenarios in a Swiss-German cross-national study
Knoblauch Theresa A. K., Trutnevyte Evelina, Stauffacher Michael (2019), Siting deep geothermal energy: Acceptance of various risk and benefit scenarios in a Swiss-German cross-national study, in Energy Policy, 128, 807-816.
Informed citizen panels on the Swiss electricity mix 2035: Longer-term evolution of citizen preferences and affect in two cities
Dubois Alexane, Holzer Simona, Xexakis Georgios, Cousse Julia, Trutnevyte Evelina (2019), Informed citizen panels on the Swiss electricity mix 2035: Longer-term evolution of citizen preferences and affect in two cities, in Energies, 12(4231), 1-22.
Spatial hot spots and clusters of bioenergy combined with socio-economic analysis in Switzerland
Mohr Lukas, Burg Vanessa, Thees Oliver, Trutnevyte Evelina (2019), Spatial hot spots and clusters of bioenergy combined with socio-economic analysis in Switzerland, in Renewable Energy, 140, 840-851.
Managing geoenergy-induced seismicity with society
Trutnevyte Evelina, Ejderyan Olivier (2018), Managing geoenergy-induced seismicity with society, in Journal of Risk Research, 21(10), 1287-1294.
Perspectives of Informed Citizen Panel on Low-Carbon Electricity Portfolios in Switzerland and Longer-Term Evaluation of Informational Materials
Volken Sandra P., Xexakis Georgios, Trutnevyte Evelina (2018), Perspectives of Informed Citizen Panel on Low-Carbon Electricity Portfolios in Switzerland and Longer-Term Evaluation of Informational Materials, in Environmental Science & Technology, 52(20), 11478-11489.
Siting enhanced geothermal systems (EGS): Heat benefits versus induced seismicity risks from an investor and societal perspective
Knoblauch Theresa A.K., Trutnevyte Evelina (2018), Siting enhanced geothermal systems (EGS): Heat benefits versus induced seismicity risks from an investor and societal perspective, in Energy.
Induced seismicity hazard and risk by enhanced geothermal systems: an expert elicitation approach
Trutnevyte Evelina, Azevedo Inês L (2018), Induced seismicity hazard and risk by enhanced geothermal systems: an expert elicitation approach, in Environmental Research Letters, 13(3), 034004-034004.
Communicating low-probability high-consequence risk, uncertainty and expert confidence: Induced seismicity of deep geothermal energy and shale gas
Knoblauch Theresa, Stauffacher Michael, Trutnevyte Evelina (2018), Communicating low-probability high-consequence risk, uncertainty and expert confidence: Induced seismicity of deep geothermal energy and shale gas, in Risk Analysis, 38(14), 694-709.
Ensuring diversity of national energy scenarios: Bottom-up energy system model with Modeling to Generate Alternatives
Trutnevyte Evelina, Berntsen Philip B. (2017), Ensuring diversity of national energy scenarios: Bottom-up energy system model with Modeling to Generate Alternatives, 126, 886-898, International Energy Workshop, College Park, Maryland 126, 886-898.
Formalizing best practice for energy system optimization modelling
DeCarolis Joseph, Daly Hannah, Dodds Paul, Keppo Ilkka, Li Francis, McDowall Will, Pye Steve, Strachan Neil, Trutnevyte Evelina, Usher Will, Winning Matthew, Yeh Sonia, Zeyringer Marianne (2017), Formalizing best practice for energy system optimization modelling, in Applied Energy, 194, 184-198.
“Good Practice” Guide for Managing Induced Seismicity in Deep Geothermal Energy Projects in Switzerland
Wiemer Stefan, Kraft Toni, Trutnevyte Evelina, Roth Philippe (2017), “Good Practice” Guide for Managing Induced Seismicity in Deep Geothermal Energy Projects in Switzerland, Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zürich, Zurich.
Ensuring diversity of national energy scenarios: Bottom-up energy system model with Modeling to Generate Alternatives
Berntsen Philip B., Trutnevyte Evelina (2017), Ensuring diversity of national energy scenarios: Bottom-up energy system model with Modeling to Generate Alternatives, in Energy, 886-898.
Investment appraisal of cost-optimal and near-optimal pathways for the UK electricity sector transition to 2050
Li F.G.N., Trutnevyte E. (2017), Investment appraisal of cost-optimal and near-optimal pathways for the UK electricity sector transition to 2050, in Applied Energy, 89-109.
Scenario techniques for Energy and Environmental Research: an overview of recent developments to broaden the capacity to deal with complexity and uncertainty
Guivarch Celine, Lempert Robert, Trutnevyte Evelina (2017), Scenario techniques for Energy and Environmental Research: an overview of recent developments to broaden the capacity to deal with complexity and uncertainty, in Environmental Modelling & Software, 97, 201-210.
Tailor-made risk governance for induced seismicity of geothermal energy projects: An application to Switzerland
Trutnevyte E., Wiemer S. (2017), Tailor-made risk governance for induced seismicity of geothermal energy projects: An application to Switzerland, in Geothermics, 295-312.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and SCCER-BIOSWEET Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Prof Tony Patt Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
RAND Corporation Santa Monica, Dr Robert Lempert United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Department of Economics, Bocconi University & Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Prof Valentina Bosetti Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement, Dr Celine Guivarch France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
SCCER-CREST Simulation Lab, Prof Lucas Bretschger, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of California, Berkeley, Prof Daniel Kammen United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Carnegie Mellon University, Prof Granger M. Morgan, Prof Ines Azevedo United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
SCCER-CREST, Prof Frank Krysiak, University of Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
SCCER-SoE at Dep. Civil, Env. and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, Prof Bozidar Stojadinovic Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
SCCER-SoE at Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, EPFL, Prof Michael Lehning Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
SCCER Joint Activity on Scenarios & Modelling, Dr Gianfranco Guidati, ETH Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
UCL Energy Institute, University College London, Prof Neil Strachan Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
International Risk Governance Council, Marie-Valentine Florin Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
SCCER-SoE at Swiss Seismological Service, Prof Stefan Wiemer Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam (IASS), Prof Ortwin Renn Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
SCCER-SoE at Paul Scherrer Institute, Dr Stefan Hirschberg Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Imagining2050 seminar, University College Cork Individual talk Informed citizen panels in Switzerland 22.10.2019 Cork, Ireland Volken Sandra Patricia; Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2019 Talk given at a conference Missing Perspectives in Swiss Electricity Supply Models and Scenarios 03.09.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2019 Poster Distributional trade-offs of renewable electricity generation, transmission and storage in Europe 03.09.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Sasse Jan-Philipp;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2019 Poster Models on the wrong track: Model-based electricity supply scenarios in Switzerland are not aligned with the perspectives of energy experts and the public 03.09.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Xexakis Georgios; Volken Sandra Patricia; Trutnevyte Evelina;
75th Semi-annual ATSAP meeting Talk given at a conference Using an interactive tool and informed citizen panels for linking models with public preferences 06.06.2019 Paris, France Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia;
International Energy Workshop 2019 Individual talk Trade-offs between regionally equitable and cost-efficient allocations of renewable electricity generation 03.06.2019 Paris, France Sasse Jan-Philipp; Trutnevyte Evelina;
Denver Scenario Forum 2019 Talk given at a conference Are Interactive Web-Tools with Large Scenario Databases Worth the Effort? An Experimental Study with Non-Experts 12.03.2019 Denver, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios;
Denver Scenario Forum 2019 Poster Perspectives of informed citizen panel on low-carbon electricity scenarios in Switzerland 12.03.2019 Denver, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia; Xexakis Georgios;
Invited keynote speech at 3rd Schatzalp workshop on induced seismicity Individual talk Views of the informed citizen panel to EGS and other electricity generation alternatives in Switzerland 06.03.2019 Davos, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios; Volken Sandra Patricia;
Meeting of the SCCER Joint Activity on Scenarios and Modelling Talk given at a conference Electricity Generation Cost and Investment Trade-Offs Between the Cost-Efficient and Regionally Equitable Distribution of Decentralized Renewables in Switzerland 27.11.2018 Olten , Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Sasse Jan-Philipp;
Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018 Poster Are Interactive Web-Tools for Public Engagement Worth the Effort? An Experimental Study on Energy Transition 15.11.2018 Lausanne, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios;
11th Annual Meeting of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC 2018) Talk given at a conference Are Interactive Web-Tools with Large Scenario Databases Worth the Effort? An Experimental Study with Non-Experts 13.11.2018 Seville, Spain Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios;
6th European Geothermal Workshop Talk given at a conference Where and when do energy benefits from EGS outweigh induced seismicity risk? 11.10.2018 Strasbourg, France Trutnevyte Evelina;
Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria Autumn School Individual talk Risk governance and risk communication for geothernal energy 09.10.2018 Strasbourg, France Trutnevyte Evelina;
13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Talk given at a conference Do near Cost-Optimal Energy Scenarios Offer More Equitable Energy Futures for Swiss Municipalities? 30.09.2018 Palermo, Italy Trutnevyte Evelina; Sasse Jan-Philipp;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference Poster Are Interactive Web-Tools for Public Engagement Worth the Effort? An Experimental Study on the Swiss Electricity Supply Scenarios 13.09.2018 Horw, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2018 Talk given at a conference Swiss electricity mix 2035: bridging energy modelling and public preferences 13.09.2018 Horw, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2018 Poster Spatial Hot Spots and Cold Spots of New Renewable Electricity Projects That Received Federal Feed-In Tariff in Switzerland 13.09.2018 Horw, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Sasse Jan-Philipp; Thormeyer Christoph;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference Poster Investment and Generation Cost Trade-Offs Between Cost-Efficient vs. Regionally Equitable Distribution of Renewable Electricity 13.09.2018 Horw, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina; Sasse Jan-Philipp;
9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2018) Talk given at a conference Framework for integrated urban renewable energy planning 24.06.2018 Fort-Collins, Colorado, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina;
9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2018) Talk given at a conference Are Interactive Web-Tools for the Public Worth the Effort? An Experimental Study on the Electricity Supply Transition in Switzerland 24.06.2018 Fort-Collins, Colorado, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios;
Seminar of the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva Individual talk Introduction to the Renewable Energy Systems group 08.05.2018 Geneva, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
EGU General Assembly 2018 Talk given at a conference Bioenergy hotspots in Switzerland: spatially-explicit analysis of bioenergy potentials and socio-economic characteristics 09.04.2018 Vienna, Austria Trutnevyte Evelina;
EGU General Assembly 2018 Talk given at a conference “Good Practice” Guidance for Managing Induced Seismicity in Deep Geothermal Energy Projects in Switzerland 09.04.2018 Vienna, Austria Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Individual talk Managing geothermal induced seismicity with society: insights into the siting and risk governance of EGS projects 23.11.2017 Karlsruhe, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
SCCER-CREST 5th Simlab Educational Workshop Individual talk RISKMETER: An Interactive Tool for Integrating Public Preferences into Long-range Electricity Supply Scenarios 21.11.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Volken Sandra Patricia; Trutnevyte Evelina; Xexakis Georgios;
Invited lecture at Energy Scenarios School Advance Module for PhD students at German Aerospace Center (DLR Individual talk Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition? 06.11.2017 Stuttgart, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017 Talk given at a conference RISKMETER: An Interactive Tool for Integrating Public Preferences into Long-range Electricity Supply Planning 22.10.2017 Houston, United States of America Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia;
12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Talk given at a conference Understanding Informed Public Preferences for Electricity Generation Portfolios through an Interactive RISKMETER 04.10.2017 Dubrovnik, Croatia Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia; Xexakis Georgios;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2017 Poster Building informed and realistic public preferences for Swiss electricity portfolios 14.09.2017 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Volken Sandra Patricia; Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2017 Poster Are Interactive Web-Tools for the Public Worth the Effort? An Experimental Study on Public Preferences for the Swiss Electricity System Transition 14.09.2017 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2017 Poster Where to site Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)? Trading off heat benefits and induced seismicity risk from the investor’s and society’s perspective 14.09.2017 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2017 Poster Communicating induced seismicity of deep geothermal energy and shale gas: low-probability high-con- sequence events and uncertainty 14.09.2017 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
International Energy Workshop 2017 Talk given at a conference Ensuring diversity of national energy scenarios: Bottom-up energy system model with Modeling to Generate Alternatives 13.07.2017 College Park, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina; Berntsen Philip Björnaa;
International Energy Workshop 2017 Talk given at a conference Investment appraisal of cost-optimal and near-optimal pathways for the UK electricity sector transition to 2050 12.07.2017 College Park, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited discussant at the WholeSEM Annual Conference “The Past, Present and Future of Energy Modelling” Individual talk - 03.07.2017 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited modelling cafe moderator at the WholeSEM Annual Conference "The past, present and future of energy modelling" Individual talk Modelling cafe "Who invests in strategic new energy infrastructures?" 03.07.2017 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting 2017 Talk given at a conference Sub-surface energy resources and low-probability high-consequence environmental risk: implications for risk communication and technology acceptance 19.06.2017 Lisbon, Portugal Trutnevyte Evelina;
ETH Institute for Environmental Decisions Stakeholder Table Individual talk Deliberative workshops with Swiss laypeople on building informed preferences for future electricity portfolios in Switzerland 25.04.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Volken Sandra Patricia;
Invited research seminar at Utrecht University Individual talk Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition? 12.04.2017 Utrecht, Netherlands Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SSCER-SoE) Risk team meeting Individual talk Progress and ongoing work on the RIGOROuS project 28.03.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Xexakis Georgios; Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia;
Invited keynote speech at 2nd Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity Individual talk Expert agreements and disagreements on induced seismicity by Enhanced Geothermal Systems 14.03.2017 Davos, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
2nd Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity Poster Communicating induced seismicity of deep geothermal energy and shale gas: low-probability high-consequence events and uncertainty 14.03.2017 Davos, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SSCER-SoE) Risk team meeting Individual talk Expert agreements and disagreements on induced seismicity by Enhanced Geothermal Systems 28.02.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Helmholtz PhD Winter School on Energy Scenarios Individual talk Learning from the retrospective review of UK energy scenarios 01.02.2017 Annweiler am Trifels, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) workshop "Akzeptanzforschung zur Energiewende Schweiz" Poster Risiko GOveRnance von ElektrizitätspOrtfolioS (RIGOROuS): Abwägung von Risiken unterschiedlicher Technologien und deren Standortwahl 24.01.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Volken Sandra Patricia;
Invited research seminar at Stanford University Individual talk Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition? 14.12.2016 Stanford, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina;
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2016 Talk given at a conference Expert agreements and disagreements on induced seismicity by Enhanced Geothermal Systems 13.12.2016 San Francisco, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina;
Society for Risk Analysis-Annual Meeting 2016 Talk given at a conference Building informed and stable preferences in communities affected by new energy developments: The role of Fact Sheets and deliberation 11.12.2016 San Diego, United States of America Volken Sandra Patricia;
3rd Educational workshop SCCER-CREST Simulation Lab Individual talk Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition? 03.11.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Individual talk Electricity sector transition and the changing risks to human health, safety, natural and built environment 06.10.2016 Milan, Italy Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Individual talk In search of analytically sound and socially viable electricity supply strategies 19.09.2016 Laxenburg, Austria Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) Annual Conference 2016 Poster RIsk GOveRnance of electricity pOrtfolioS (RIGOROuS): Cross-technology and spatial tradeoffs of multiple risks 12.09.2016 Sion, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SSCER-SoE) Risk team meeting Individual talk RIsk GOveRnance of electricity pOrtfolioS (RIGOROuS): Cross-technology and spatial tradeoffs of multiple risks 22.08.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Berntsen Philip Björnaa; Trutnevyte Evelina; Volken Sandra Patricia;
International Environmental Modelling and Software Conference 2016 Talk given at a conference Comparing existing Swiss electricity supply scenarios with EXPANSE model scenarios 10.07.2016 Toulouse, France Berntsen Philip Björnaa;
International Environmental Modelling and Software Conference 2016 Talk given at a conference New approach to interactive use of energy system models for policy support 10.07.2016 Toulouse, France Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited conference talk at the WholeSEM Annual Conference “Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making” Individual talk New approach to interactive use of energy system models for policy support 05.07.2016 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited panel discussant at the WholeSEM Annual Conference “Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making” Individual talk Discussion session: Encouraging modellers and model users to combine insights from real world markets, societal process and technology policies 04.07.2016 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) 2016 Talk given at a conference Modeling to reveal the vast range of future Swiss electricity scenarios under deep uncertainty 03.07.2016 Poznan, Poland Berntsen Philip Björnaa;
Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Conference 2016 Talk given at a conference Explorative study of laypeople's beliefs and acceptance of risks of electricity generation technologies 20.06.2016 Bath, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Volken Sandra Patricia;
Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Conference 2016 Talk given at a conference Energy transition and the changing risks to human safety, health and environment 20.06.2016 Bath, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Energy Systems Conference 2016 Talk given at a conference Energy transition and the changing risks to human safety, health and environment 14.06.2016 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
ETH-MIT workshop “Energy Futures – Europe and North America” Individual talk “Analytically sound and socially viable electricity supply strategies” 07.06.2016 ETH Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy, Stuttgart University Individual talk Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition? 01.06.2016 Stuttgart, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at Center for Energy Policy and Economics, ETH Zurich Individual talk Does cost optimization in bottom-up energy system models approximate the real-world energy transition? 27.05.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) Individual talk In search of analytically sound and socially viable energy strategies for Switzerland 12.04.2016 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Final Conference of the Helmholtz-Alliance ENERGY-TRANS “Future infrastructures for meeting energy demands. Towards sustainability and social compatibility” Individual talk Invited chair of the session “A socio-technical perspective on energy futures” 14.03.2016 Berlin, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
Conference “Whole systems analysis for a UK more electric low carbon energy future” Individual talk “Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models” 26.02.2016 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;
8th Annual Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium Conference 2015 Talk given at a conference The (im)possible mission of embracing parametric and structural uncertainties in energy system models 18.11.2015 Potsdam, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
8th Integrated Assessment Modeling Community Annual Meeting 2015 Individual talk Invited contribution to the panel discussion "The future of integrated assessment modeling" with Ottmar Edenhofer, Gregory Nemet, and Bas van Ruijven 17.11.2015 Potsdam, Germany Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited research seminar at Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making Individual talk Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition? 12.10.2015 Pittsburgh, United States of America Trutnevyte Evelina;
Society of Risk Analysis World Congress 2015 Talk given at a conference Risk governance of induced seismicity by deep geothermal energy projects 19.07.2015 Singapore, Singapore Trutnevyte Evelina;
Society of Risk Analysis World Congress 2015 Talk given at a conference Anticipating energy transition surprises: near-optimal energy scenarios under parametric uncertainty 19.07.2015 Singapore, Singapore Trutnevyte Evelina;
"Our common future under climate change" conference 2015 Talk given at a conference In search of analytically sound and socially viable energy strategies: linking stakeholder storylines with energy scenarios 07.07.2015 Paris, France Trutnevyte Evelina;
Invited conference talk at the WholeSEM Annual Conference “Hybrid Energy Modelling–Linkages and Interdisciplinarity” Individual talk “Mission (im)possible: Embracing parametric, structural and socio-political uncertainties in modeling energy transitions” 06.07.2015 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Trutnevyte Evelina;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Special session "Energy meteorology and spatial modelling of renewable energies" at EGU General Assembly 2018 (co-convener with A. M. Sempreviva, G. Giebel, S.B. Roy, P. Blanc, L. R. Camargo, J. Schmidt, W. Dorner) 09.04.2018 Vienna, Austria
Special session “Energy transition and the changing risks" at Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Conference (sole convener) 20.06.2016 Bath, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Special session “Innovations in the development, use, and analysis of scenarios for assessing climate risks” at the World Congress on Risk 2015 (co-convener with Vanessa Schweizer) 20.07.2015 Singapore, Singapore
Special session “Scenarios, public deliberation and decisions” at the International Scientific Conference "Our common future under climate change" 2015 (co-convener with Rob Lempert, Kjersti Flottum, Paul Dargusch, Celine Guivarch and Joost Vervoort) 07.07.2015 Paris, France

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA): 2019 International Forum on Long–term Energy Scenarios for the Clean Energy Transition Talk 10.04.2019 Berlin, Germany Xexakis Georgios; Volken Sandra Patricia; Trutnevyte Evelina;
Geothermie-Forum "Wärme nutzen – Erdbeben vermeiden" Talk 26.06.2018 Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
Sozialwissenschaften und Praxis im Dialog: Energiezukunft von Städten und Gemeinden Talk 26.01.2018 Biel-Bienne, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
ETH Partnership Council Energy meeting No.13 Talk 27.09.2017 Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;
International Energy Agency Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policy Alignment Workshop 04.04.2017 Paris, France Trutnevyte Evelina;
Swiss Seismological Service workshop "Erdbeben und Geothermie: Freund und Feind zugleich" for cantons Talk 06.06.2016 Zurich, Switzerland Trutnevyte Evelina;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Meeting of Swiss Federal Office of Energy and Renewable Energy Systems group, Univeristy of Geneva 29.11.2018 Geneva, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) EXPERT:ISE Le blog de l'Institut des Sciences de l'Environnement Les hotspots de la bioénergie en Suisse Western Switzerland 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Schweizer Hotspots der Bioenergie Online-Magazin energeiaplus.com German-speaking Switzerland 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Le soutien du public aux #énergies bas carbone et #renouvelables s'accroît-il nécessairement avec... Le blog de l'Institut des Sciences de l'Environnement Western Switzerland 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Schweizer Energiemix informiert gestalten. ETH-Studie zur Zukunft der Stromversorgung Bulletin SEV/VSE German-speaking Switzerland 2018
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) What Electricity Future Do Informed Swiss Citizens Prefer? ETH Zurich Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research German-speaking Switzerland International 2017
Media relations: print media, online media Wie sieht der Schweizer Strommix 2035 aus? EKZ Blue, das Themenportal der Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich German-speaking Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Swiss electricity transition and the changing risks to human health, safety, natural and built envir ETH Zurich Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research International German-speaking Switzerland 2016

Awards

Title Year
Best paper award in Risk Analysis 2018 for the paper of Knoblauch et al. 2018
Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London, UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources 2015

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
153931 Risk Governance of Deep Geothermal and Hydro Energy 01.11.2014 NRP 70 Energy Turnaround

Abstract

All electricity generation technologies create risks to society, such as global warming, induced seismicity, or severe industrial accidents. Scientific inquiry and wider energy debate often revolve around individual technologies. Such view gives an illusion that exclusion of one technology eliminates risks. As electricity demand is supplied by a technology portfolio, exclusion of one technology in fact means that this technology will need to be deployed elsewhere or that another technology will need to be used. The project aims at examining such cross-technology and spatial risk tradeoffs in the Swiss electricity portfolio. Multiple risks associated with the electricity generation technologies will be first modeled and mapped out, taking a broad and open view to risk, including known and uncertain consequences, known and uncertain likelihoods, and varying knowledge confidence. This information will be made accessible to the experts, stakeholders and the wider public by means of two interactive tools RISKMETERS (basic and spatially-explicit versions). RISKMETERS will then be used to measure expert, stakeholder and public preferences for the Swiss electricity portfolios in light of risks.To the society and economy the project will provide (i) new information about the risk tradeoffs in the Swiss electricity portfolio, (ii) two interactive and publically available tools RISMETERs for accessing this information, and (iii) improved understanding of the expert, stakeholder, and public preferences. These findings can inform the choice and siting of electricity generation technologies in Switzerland and thus contribute to finding socially viable and scientifically sound ways to implement the Energy Strategy 2050.
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