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Simulation by ETH Lausanne

How can we shape the future of energy in Switzerland?

This unit has been provided by ETH Lausanne and focuses on the energy transition and the economic challenges that come with it.

  • The energy calculator allows students to explore different scenarios and find out what their impact is.
  • The interactive quiz helps in getting to grips with the energy calculator.
  • Various levels of difficulty are available for both the energy calculator and the quiz.
  • A computer with internet access is required for each group, as well as a projector.

This unit is currently being revised by the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). A new version will be available from August 2021.

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Other languages
German, French, Italian
Lesson duration
2–4 lessons


ETH Lausanne, Partner of iconomix

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL, Groupe IPESE (Industrial Process & Energy Systems Engineering)
EPFL, CEN (Energy Center)

The unit «Energyscope» belongs to the category «Content by external authors». These are subject to iconomix's program guidelines, but are created by and responsibility of the external partner.

Use in class

Commentary for teachers -

Overview and pedagogical instructions

User guide of calculator -

Step-by-step tutorial on how to use the energy calculator

Quiz: Tutorial for teachers -

Step-by-step tutorial «how to create an account and a class»

Quiz: Tutorial for students -

Step-by-step tutorial «how to join a class»

Calculator of energy scenarios -

Access simulation without interactive quiz and create own Scenarios

Wiki -

Explanations of the main hypotheses of the model and the different indicators

Simulation «Energyscope»

Experience the main economic challenges of the energy transition by simulating different scenarios with the Energy Calculator and discover the impacts of your decisions.

Additional information

Energy Transition -

EDA. Official Information on the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050.

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