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27.11.2019 - Prof. Trutnevyte wins Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Grant

Prof. Evelina Trutnevyte wins a prestigious and highly competitive Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Grant for tenure-track professors in Switzerland. The grant of nearly 1.5 million Swiss francs or over 1.3 million euros is dedicated to the project "Accuracy of long-range national energy projections". This high-risk high-gain project positions accuracy at the forefront of the evaluation, improvement, and visualization of long-range national energy projections and models that are used for energy and climate policy. The project challenges the common assumption that accuracy cannot be improved when modeling long-range phenomena with a strong human component. Using the case of 31 European countries, the project collects first-of-the-kind generalizable empirical evidence in order to define new accuracy benchmarks for long-range national energy projections. It then provides cutting-edge scientific concepts, modeling tools, and data to achieve these new benchmarks as well as to improve the visualization of projections for decision making. The ultimate ambition is to achieve an in-principle change in how accuracy is viewed in long-range energy foresight.

 

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November 27, 2019
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