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Presentation of Ass. Prof. Dr. Iain MacGill

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the presentation of Ass. Prof. Dr. Iain MacGill from the Center for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) at UNSW Sydney on

The future Australian National Electricity Market – how affordable, secure and sustainable? how renewable, distributed and competitive?

Dr Iain MacGill is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the UNSW Sydney, and Joint Director (Engineering) for the University’s Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). Iain’s teaching and research interests at UNSW include electricity industry restructuring and the Australian National Electricity Market, sustainable energy generation technologies, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency options, energy and climate policy and environmental regulation. He also contributes to industry short courses and consults to industry and government clients in these areas here in Australia and internationally.

 Please find the presentation of Ass. Prof. Dr. Iain MacGill here (PDF 5,7 MB).

06 June 2019

Strommarkttreffen: “Local markets: congestion management, flexibility and local price signals"

10 April 2019

Strommarkttreffen is an open and free-of-charge network of energy professionals in academia, policy, industry and nonprofits. We are interested in electricity markets, energy policy and power systems. Meetings in Switzerland are organised by the Center for Energy and Environment at the ZHAW.

On 10th April 2019 we will hold a meeting on the topic of "Local markets: congestion management, flexibility and local price signals". We are guests at the University of Basel, WWZ, Room S14, lower ground floor (HG), Peter Merian-Weg 6, 4002 Basel (map), 10mins walking from Basel SBB train station. The meeting starts at 10h00 (Welcome Coffee from 09:30) and ends at 13h30.

Please register. If you can't make it, please unsubscribe until Monday before the meeting by sending a short mail to The final agenda is available on the website of Strommarkttreffen. Following the meeting, we will also upload the presentations here.

National Workshop "Energy Efficiency in Europe: How do Swiss sectors and policies score?"

29 May 2018

On Tuesday, 29 May 2018 the H2020 National Workshop " Energy Efficiency in Europe: How do Swiss sectors and policies score ", hosted by the University of Geneva and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Centre for Energy and the Environment, ZHAW in partnership with the SCCER-CREST, and Innosuisse) took place at the Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern. 

Key indicators and trends of energy efficiency for households, service, industry and transport sectors in Switzerland were discussed in comparison with EU-countries based on the ODYSSEE database. In addition, the impact evaluation of Swiss energy efficiency policies and measures were compared to EU member countries based on the MURE database.

All presentations and graphical contributions from the discussion from the national workshop are available here.

Inaugural Conference CEE: The Future of Electricity Markets between Liberalization and Regulation

13 September 2017

In September, the Center for Energy and the Environment hosted its inaugural conference on the future of electricity markets. In plenary sessions and parallel workshops, international experts discussed their views and questions on the relevant support strategies for renewable energies, the necessity and design of capacity mechanisms, and the challenges of Swiss hydropower.


Presentations and Summaries 

Policy Session: The Electricity Market in 2025: European Perspectives

22 June 2016

In the course of the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), organized by ETH Zurich, the Energy Policy Analysis Group (EPAG) of the ZHAW School of Management

and Law as a member of SCCER CREST, hosted on 26th of June 2016  a policy session that brought together experts from various backgrounds ranging from politics, industry regulatory bodies, as well as academia.

Session Chairs and Organisators

  • Dr. Regina Betz, Joint Head of Energy Policy Analysis Group, Member of SCCER CREST, ZHAW School of Management and Law: Presentation
  • Dr. Christian Schaffner, Executive Director of Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich


  • Dr. Walter Steinmann, Director Swiss Federal Office of Energy (BFE): Presentation
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Krysiak, Head of SCCER CREST, University of Basel: Presentation
  • Dr. Urs Meister, Head of Regulation Management, BKW: Presentation
  • Marion Labatut, Coordinator Wholesale and Retail Markets, Eurelectric: Presentation
  • Dr. Nick Frydas, Manager of Resources Planning, ENTSO-E: Presentation

Electricity Markets with a High Share of Renewables: Experiences and Future Challenges

29 May 2015

The Energy Policy Analysis Group (EPAG) at the ZHAW School of Management and Law, together with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) at the University of New South Wales, is hosting the Symposium on Electricity Markets with a High Share of Renewables, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), the Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition (SCCER-CREST) and the Commission for Technology

and Innovation (CTI). The Symposium aimed to examine experiences gained internationally to date and identify new challenges envisaged for the future. Representing the viewpoints of different stakeholders, experts from various countries and institutions will share their experiences and identify key methods and topics that will remain at the forefront of energy debate or become more important going forward.

The goal of this workshop was to bring together experts from various disciplines and relevant institutions to exchange their views on the impacts of the introduction of capacity mechanisms in neighbouring countries on Switzerland. Furthermore, it gave an overview of the research currently underway, formulate relevant re-search questions and identify
gaps that should be addressed in future research.

Program & Presentations

  • Program
  • Presentations Part I
  • Presentations Part II