Module 1: Managing the nuclear phase-out and high shares of renewables

25-26 January, 2018
CKW, Luzern, Switzerland


  • Energy Strategy 2050. Dr. Frank Rutschmann, Head of Renewable Energy Section, Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
  • Welcome to CKW. Esther Denzler, Head of the Energy Division at CKW.
  • The entrepreneurial and political landscape for a successful energy transition. Ronny Kaufmann, CEO at Swisspower.
  • Energy models as tools for the transition. Paul van Baal, EPFL & Reinier Verhoog, EPFL.
  • Gas in Switzerland? René Baggenstos, Managing Director at Enerprice Service.
  • Technological implications of integrating high shares of renewables. Prof. Mario Paolone, EPFL.
  • Blockchain in the energy sector. Scott Kessler, Director, Business Development at LO3 Energy.
Module 2: Urban energy transition management and business opportunities

19-20 April, 2018
SIG, Geneva, Switzerland


  • The future of cities and the impact digitalisation. Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL.
  • The potential for geothermal power. Marcel Ruegg, Advisor to the CEO at SIG & Michel Meyer, Geothermal expert at SIG.
  • Energy City. Charlotte Spörndli, Energy consultant at Brandes Energie.
  • Digitalisation and the energy transition. Frédéric Gastaldo, CEO Swisscom Energy Solutions AG.
  • Business model innovation in the energy sector Orlando Gehrig, Head of Swisspower Innovation.
  • Accelerating sustainable development at the cutting edge. Michael Bützer, Associate of Cleantech21.
  • Mobility in Switzerland – The present and the future. Dr. Gil Georges, Head of LAV’s Energy System Group at ETH Zurich
  • Storing heat? Prof. Jörg Worlitschek, HSLU.
Module 3: Multi-level governance and transition interactions

14-15 June, 2018
EWB, Bern, Switzerland


  • The different impacts of the energy transition. Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL & Dr. Manuel Fischer, EAWAG.
  • Welcome to EWB. Peter Berchtold & Martin Jutzeler, EWB.
  • Cantonal governance. Laurent Balsiger, Energy director, Direction générale de l’environnement, Canton de Vaud.
  • Wind power in Switzerland. Reto Rigassi, CEO ENCO AG, .
  • Can hydrogen be financially viable? Rolf Huber, CEO H2Energy.
  • Spatial development and the energy transition. Dr. Ulrich Seewer, Vice director mobility, space and infrastructures, Federal Office for Spatial Development
  • Mobility and the energy transition. Roger Nordmann, President of environment, spatial planning and energy committees..
  • Solar power in Switzerland. Dr. Stephan Nowak, Managing Director at NET.
  • Round-table discussion: The multiple interactions of the energy transition.
Module 4: Future market design, network regulation and policy changes

20-21 September, 2018
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • De and re-regulation of network industries. Prof. Matthias Finger, EPFL.
  • Market liberalisation under current market conditions. Prof. Regina Betz, ZHAW School of Management and Law.
  • Regulatory and legal perspective on market design. Dr. Brigitta Kratz, Lecturer at University St. Gallen & Vice-President at ElCom.
  • Business model innovation for energy storage. Jos Blom, Innovation and strategy consultant at Alliander.
  • Political goals and long-term market developments. Benoit Revaz, Director of Swiss Federal Office of Energy.
  • Round-table discussion: next steps in the Swiss Energy Transition.
    • Benoit Revaz, Director at Federal Office of Energy
    • Ronny Kaufmann, CEO at Swisspower
    • Roger Nordmann, President of environment, spatial planning and energy committees
    • Dr. Christian Plüss, Head Hydro Power Generation at Alpiq
  • Regulating market trading. Cornelia Kawann, Head of Market Surveillance at ElCom, Michael Salzmann, ElCom.

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