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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