Energy Infrastructure Partners announces research cooperation with ETH Zurich

  • Energy Infrastructure Partners and ETH Zurich will collaborate to rethink Switzerland’s energy future through data-backed research
  • The project will synthesize ETH Zurich’s Nexus-e modeling platform technology with EIP’s specialist expertise

ZURICH, December 20, 2022 — Energy Infrastructure Partners and the ETH Zurich Energy Science Center have signed a research collaboration. Over the coming months, EIP and ETH Zurich will develop a set of scenarios and assess their impact on the future of Switzerland’s electricity system, including prices, volatility and the need for generation capacity.

The current year has been historic for the energy markets, upending many former paradigms and raising questions about security of supply in Europe and Switzerland. Through their analysis, EIP and ETH Zurich aim to provide decision makers with fresh perspectives. The collaboration will develop data-backed insights to illustrate pathways into a sustainable and secure energy future, while identifying potential risks and opportunities to the Swiss and European energy systems.

“We’re excited to be working closely with the experts at ETH Zurich on this project. We expect the results of our collaboration to support the EIP team to better understand Switzerland’s energy future, as well as to provide asset-specific impacts and opportunities arising from potential scenarios,” commented Roland Dörig, EIP’s co-founder and managing partner.

The project will involve two main stages, the first of which will be used to establish, develop and discuss proposed electricity system scenarios; the second stage will assess the impacts of the previously-defined scenarios, with a particular focus on hourly and seasonal volatility and the consequential revenue effects for operators.

About Energy Infrastructure Partners AG 

Energy Infrastructure Partners AG is a Switzerland-based manager of collective assets focused on long-term equity investments in high-quality, large-scale renewables and system-critical energy infrastructure assets. Our strategy and investment horizon align with the lifetime of the underlying assets and generate visible cash flows. With over CHF 5 billion under management, EIP leverages an extensive industry network, broad transaction experience and partnerships with leading energy companies and the public sector to develop and manage investment solutions for institutional investors globally. EIP’s investor base includes pension funds, insurance companies and large family offices, who are increasingly interested in contributing to security of the energy supply as a pathway to create positive economic, ecological and social developments, and whose long-term funding needs closely match the energy infrastructure asset class.

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