The future of Swiss hydropower a review on drivers and uncertainties

Schumann, René (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Barry, Michael (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Bauer, Patrick (University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur) ; Gaudard, Ludovic (University of Geneva, Switzerland) ; Giuliani, Gianluca (University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur) ; Hediger, Werner (University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur) ; Romerio, Franco (University of Geneva, Switzerland - CUEPE) ; Schillinger, Moritz (University of Basel, Switzerland) ; Voegeli, Guillaume (University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur) ; Weigt, Hannes (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Swiss Hydropower (HP) is currently facing a wide range of challenges that have initiated a debate about future prospects and its role within the envisioned energy transition. Building on this debate, this paper provides an overview of the status and prospects of Swiss HP by identifying and evaluating the different drivers and uncertainties that Swiss HP faces. Based on a review and the perceptions held by some of the main Swiss HP stakeholders the two main topics that need to be addressed are the market driven impacts and the political, legal and social aspects. While the market dynamics cannot directly be influenced by Swiss companies or authorities, the regulatory framework can and needs to be adjusted. However, this requires a comprehensive stakeholder process and is at least a medium-term process.


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full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
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HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Informatique
Autres
Publisher:
Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 10-11 September 2015
Date:
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
10-11 September 2015
2015
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51 p.
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Conference presentation and poster, presented at the 2nd Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research on Supply of Electricity Annual Conference (SCCER-SoE) 2015
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