Scarcity of resources, along with rising energy costs and climate change are ever growing concerns that need to be considered for the next generation of large-scale research infrastructures. Indeed, the much increased performance of proposed new facilities often comes together with anticipated increased power consumption. Mid- and long-term strategies have to be devised for sustainable developments at research infrastructures, including the aim for reliable, affordable and carbon-neutral energy supplies.
This workshop will bring together international sustainability experts, stakeholders and representatives from research facilities and future research infrastructure projects all over the world in order to identify the challenges, best practices and policies to develop and implement sustainable solutions at research infrastructures. This includes the increase of energy efficiencies, energy system optimizations, storage and savings, implementation and management issues as well as the review of challenges represented by potential future technological solutions and the tools for effective collaboration.
The Paul Scherrer Institut, in collaboration with CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), ERF (The European Association of National Research Facilities), ESS (The European Spallation Source), and ARIES (The Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society), will host on 28-29 November 2019, the fifth Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures Facilities.
This workshop is the fifth event in the series “Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures” that is organized by ERF, CERN and ESS holding biennial workshops at various places. The first workshop was held at ESS, Sweden on 13-14 October 2011, the second workshop at CERN, Switzerland on 23-25 October 2013, the third workshop at DESY, Germany on 29-30 October 2015, and the fourth one at ELI-NP, Romania on 23-24 November 2017. PSI will host the fifth workshop in this series in cooperation with ARIES.