The project Energy Hub was part of a dissertation, with novatlantis being responsible for the coordination of the partners including the cantonal administration and the energy industry. Furthermore, novatlantis managed the transfer of knowledge to a broad professional audience and the general public.
Using modeling techniques, the thesis “Energy Hub” showed how the energy system in the canton of Basel-Stadt can be further developed in a cost-optimized way under the assumption of various exogenous influences and with a focus on decentralized generation and storage technology. The work thus provides indications of the extent to which Basel can achieve its ambitious climate and energy goals by showing which heat and electricity products (excluding transport) have the potential to achieve energy and CO2 savings goals as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
The project is part of the “2000-Watt Society – Basel Pilot Region”, a practical laboratory for sustainability research supported by the Office for Environment and Energy (AUE) of the Canton of Basel-City. Further information can be found at the