District heating and cooling – Pöyry

Master project (Internship + Master thesis)

General info

  • EPFL Professor: Prof. Dr. François Maréchal
  • Assistant: Dr. Alberto Mian
  • Starting date is flexible according to the schedule of the student and the company
  • Salary and place of employment will be discussed and agreed between the company and the student


Pöyry covers the consumer side of the heat and power supply. It is the ideal partner for all municipalities that want to renovate their existing district heating systems or build new systems. With the supply of heat and electricity to the municipalities houses are heated, hot water provided, and in some cases, even the cooling of houses can be ensured. The heat comes mainly from power plants and/or renewable energies to maximise the benefits of power and heat generation.
About Pöyry:
Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering firm that serves clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and provides local engineering services in its core markets.
More information about Pöyry can be found on their website.

Application info

The application to this project can be directly submitted to Pöyry on the company website.

The applicant will go through the Pöyry admission process. In case the student will be selected he/she will have to contact the assistants in order to provide the details of the project offer. The latter will be accepted as a Master project only after the approval of Prof. F. Maréchal.