Newsletter NRP 70 and NRP 71 - December 2019
New electricity market: more steering, more flexibility, more renewables
The Swiss electricity system is complex and closely intertwined with other energy sectors as well as the European market. The National Research Programme "Energy" provides recommendations for action to ensure that the electricity market can develop in line with the objectives of Energy Strategy 2050.
Swiss hydropower: new potential, more challenges"
In future, hydropower will need to provide even more electricity. This will be possible as due to the melting of glaciers new reservoirs could emerge, while the heightening of dam walls also offers potential. However, the sector is suffering. The National Research Programme “Energy” concludes that new economic approaches are required – with ecological considerations playing a greater role at the same time.
Switzerland's influence on European energy policy continues to decline
What would be the consequences of failed negotiations over an electricity agreement between Switzerland and the EU? Researchers from EPFL and the University of St. Gallen have investigated this question within the scope of the "National Research Programme Energy", shining a light on how it will affect the Swiss electricity sector, overall economic development and the obtainment of climate goals.
For more information about the various projects, please visit the following websites: and available.
   Sozialwissenschaften und Praxis im Dialog: Auf dem Weg zu klimaneutralen Städten

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