In order to reach the goals set by policymakers for the global energy consumption scenarios in 2020 and 2050, the amount of renewable energies (e.g. wind, solar) in the energy system will increase in the next years. However, a higher share of renewables in the grid might cause disruptions such as overloading. In order to avoid such problems, renewable energies can be distributed to other sectors, such as thermal and mobility, through "Sector Coupling". It is on this topic that the IEA ECES Annex 35 focuses.
The CCTES will contribute to the Annex by providing knowledge acquired through projects on socio- and techno-economic aspects of flexible power/heat sector coupling from a Swiss perspective. The contributions will cover projects from HSLU, from SCCER HaE Storage and from the Joint Activity Scenarios and Modelling.