Module 1: Specificities of the Swiss energy transition

17-18 January, 2019
Eniwa, Aarau, Switzerland


  • Energy Strategy 2050. Dr. Frank Rutschmann, Head of Renewable Energy Section, Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
  • What is a transition? Prof. Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex.
  • The entrepreneurial and political landscape for a successful energy transition. Ronny Kaufmann, CEO, Swisspower.
  • Welcome to ENIWA. Dr. Hans-Kaspar Scherrer, CEO, ENIWA AG.
  • Hydrogen in Switzerland? Dr. Philipp Dietrich, CEO, H2Energy.
  • Gas to bridge the gap? Esther Hardi, Strategist and Senior Innovation Manager, Alliander.
  • Technological implications of integrating high shares of renewables. Dr. Fabrizio Sossan, EPFL/ETHZ.
  • Round table discussion on the potential of renewable energy in Switzerland
  • Energy models as tools for the transition. Paul van Baal, PhD Student, EPFL.
Module 2: Urban energy transition management and business opportunities

4-5 April, 2019
Groupe-E, Freiburg, Switzerland


  • The future of cities and the impact of digitalisation. Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL.
  • Business model innovation in the energy sector. Orlando Gehrig, Head of Swisspower Innovation, Swisspower.
  • Intelligence dans le domaine des fluides énergétiques. Thomas Osinga, Andreas Seifert & Christian Vetterli, Groupe E.
  • Mobility in cities. Luca Placi, Co-Founder, Enuu.
  • Storing heat? Prof. Jörg Worlitschek, Hochschule Luzern.
  • The role of gas in the energy transition. Joel Fournier, Head of Service, Energy Office Canton of Valais.
  • Round-table discussion – Heat and the future of our cities
    • Prof. Jörg Worlitschek, Hochschule Luzern
    • Prof. Francois Maréchal, EPFL
    • Joel Fournier, Canton of Valais
  • Sun Raising in Bern. Michael Hoekstra, SunRaising.
Module 3: Cross-sectoral and multi-level governance

13-14 June, 2019
EWB, Bern, Switzerland

  • The different impacts of the energy transition. Prof. Finger, EPFL.
  • Solar power in Switzerland. Prof. Ballif, EPFL.
  • Welcome by EWB. David Müller, Martin Jutzeler, Raphael Nerz and Peter Berchtold, EWB.
  • Transition in mobility. Dr. Beat Deuber, SBB.
  • Wind power in Switzerland. Reto Rigassi, CEO of ENCO AG.
  • Transitioning with the environment. Dr. Raphael Bucher, Federal office of the environment.
  • Cantonal governance. Arnaud Brulé, Canton de Vaud.
  • Spatial development and the energy transition. Dr. Ulrich Seewer, Federal office for spatial development.
  • Round table discussion on Swiss multi-level governance:
    • Adrian Stiefel, City of Bern
    • Dr. Ulrich Seewer, Federal office for spatial development
    • Francois Vuille, Canton de Vaud
    • Daniel Schafer, EWB
Module 4: Future market design, network regulation and policy changes

19-20 September, 2019
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Switzerland – Past and present. Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL.
  • Market liberalisation under current market conditions. Dr. Pradyum Bhagwat, Florence School of Regulation.
  • Regulatory and legal perspective on market design. Dr. Brigitta Kratz, Lecturer at University St. Gallen, Former Vice-Director of ElCom.
  • Market platforms for flexibility. Davide Orifici, Head of Swiss Office, EPEX-SPOT.
  • Digitalisation and the energy transition.
  • Political goals and long-term market developments. Benoit Revaz, Director, Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
  • Round-table discussion – Future of the Swiss market.
    • Benoit Revaz, Director, Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
    • Ronny Kaufmann, CEO, Swisspower.
    • Eric Nussbaumer, Social Democratic Party.
  • Regulating market trading.

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