Model Description
CEPEA hybrid model of the bottom-up Swiss electricity sector and the European economy

  • Analytical approach: Hybrid
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland and Europe
  • Sectors: Electricity
  • Static
  • Time horizon: 2010
  • Developer: ENEC, ETHZ
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CEPE-316A recursive-dynamic, multi-country model with 3 regions and 16 sectors

  • Analytical approach: Top-down, general equilibrium
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland, EU, Rest of the World (ROW)
  • Sectors: Agriculture, Industry, Services, Transportation, Energy and Electricity sectors
  • Recursive dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2011-2050
  • Developer: CEPE, ETHZ
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CEPE-HHA static small open economy model of the Swiss economy

  • Analytical approach: Top-down
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland
  • Sectors: 32 with emphasis on energy producing and energy intensive sectors
  • Static, forward calibrated
  • Time horizon: 2010-2050
  • Developer: ENEC, ETHZ
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CITEA multi-sector general equilibrium model with fully endogenous growth

  • Analytical approach: Top-down, general equilibrium
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland, Global
  • Sectors: 12 economic sectors
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2010-2050
  • Developer: RESEC, ETHZ
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CROSSTEMA bottom-up (TIMES) electricity model model of Switzerland and the neighboring countries

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy
  • Sectors: Electricity
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2000-2100
  • Developer: Energy Economics Group, PSI
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EnerPolAn integrated, high resolution, system-wide, electricity and gas networks model

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Europe, North America, Asia, Africa
  • Sectors: Electricity and gas
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2010-2050
  • Developer: LEC, ETHZ
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ETEM-SGA bottom-up energy-technology-environment optimization model with smart grids

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic and stochastic/robust versions
  • Regions: Switzerland, Arc Lémanique region
  • Sectors: Residential, Commercial, Agriculture, Transport, Industry, Electricity, etc.
  • Static
  • Time horizon: 2050
  • Developer: Ordecsys
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EXPANSEA bottom-up, technology rich, cost optimization model that analyses cost-optimal and near-optimal scenarios under parametric uncertainty

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic and stochastic
  • Regions: Switzerland
  • Sectors: Electricity
  • Static (EXPANSE), dynamic (D-EXPANSE)
  • Time horizon: 2015 and 2035
  • Developer: D-USYS, ETHZ
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GEMINI-E3A multi-country, multi-sector recursive general equilibrium model

  • Analytical approach: Top-down, general equilibrium
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland and other main economies regions (defined according to study, up to 20)
  • Sectors: Defined according to study (up to 30)
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2008-2050
  • Developer: EPFL
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MERGE-ETLA multi-region model with a bottom-up energy sector and a top-down macroeconomic model

  • Analytical approach: Hybrid
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Europe, Switzerland, Russia, Middle East, India, China, Japan, USA, CANZ and the Rest of the world
  • Sectors: Electricity and non-electric energy
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2010-2100
  • Developer: Energy Economics Group, PSI
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SCSA simulation model of the Swiss electricity sector

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Simulation
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland
  • Sectors: Electricity
  • Static
  • Time horizon: 2010
  • Developer: Supercomputing Systems AG
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STEMA bottom-up (TIMES) model of the Swiss energy system

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland
  • Sectors: Energy
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2000-2100
  • Developer: Energy Economics Group, PSI
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SwissmodA Swiss electricity market model and the neighboring countries

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Optimization
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland and neighboring countries
  • Sectors: Electricity
  • Static
  • Time horizon: 2010
  • Developer: Unibasel
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SwissResAn energy efficiency database and model of the Swiss residential sector

  • Analytical approach: Bottom-up
  • Purpose:
  • Methodology: Simulation
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland
  • Sectors: Fuel/Heat and electricity
  • Static
  • Time horizon: 2010
  • Developer: Unigeneva
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TREESA system dynamics model of the Swiss energy sector

  • Analytical approach: System dynamics
  • Purpose: Scenario analysis
  • Methodology: Simulation
  • Deterministic
  • Regions: Switzerland
  • Sectors: Energy
  • Dynamic
  • Time horizon: 2000-2050
  • Developer: ZHAW
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Disclaimer: The selection of models is not exhaustive and research teams that are not represented in this overview and are interested in being included are encouraged to contact us.

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