The Institute of Systems Engineering, together with the other institutes of the HES-SO Valais, aims for the collaboration between economy, industry, higher education and politics and the development of new energy-related services and products.

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HES-SO conducts the following activities:

  • Reflections about the legal and political framework
  • Economic evaluation of energy policy models
  • Information and awareness-raising of political and economic decision makers
  • Analysis of consumption (smart metering), development of information strategies for the consumer, development of technical solutions allowing to exploit the flexibility of consumption
  • Development of new forms of production and exploitation of electric power (storage, pumping, turbining, mini hydraulics, new forms of energy, efficiency of supply systems)
  • Improvement of energy efficiency through new concepts and the development of different technical devices
  • Research in the area of new fuels (hydrogen, metal oxides)
  • Adaptation of the training in order to provide a better understanding of the different facets of energy
  • Outreach and information in different areas of energy

Research Fields:

  • Hydropower
  • Energy Optimization
  • Energy Conversion
  • Mechanical Design
  • Powder Technology
  • Optoelectronics
  • Robust Electronics
  • Communication Systems

Recent Publications:

G. Maître, D. Gabioud, and P. Roduit, “Local algorithm for the open loop control of thermostatically controlled loads”, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Lublijana (SI), 10-12 October, 2016.