13.2.2014, 8:00 - 16:00 Uhr, Zurich

Event with discussion platform and workshop on the topic of storage and distribution of energy in the Renewable Energies Era

In the frame of the PLATFORM ON ENERGY  the ALPINE CONVENTION organizes a discussion platform and workshop on ENERGY SYSTEMS IN THE ALPS - Storage and distribution of energy in the Renewable Energies Era at the 13th of February 2014 in Zurich.

Click here for the programme with an actual timetable of the event.

The Alpine Convention is an international treaty between the Alpine countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia and Switzerland) as well as the EU, aimed at promoting sustainable development in the Alpine area and at protecting the interests of the people living within it. It embraces environmental, social, economic and cultural dimensions. Specific measures implementing the principles laid down in the framework Convention are contained in the protocols to the Alpine Convention. The Energy Protocol defines the objectives of the member countries as well as specific measures in the field of energy. Accordingly, the contracting parties shall commit themselves to creating framework conditions and adopting measures for energy saving, production, transport, distribution and utilization in order to establish sustainable development in the energy sector, compatible with the Alpine region’s specific tolerance limits. 
Being conscious of the importance of the energy topic for the Alps, the XII. Alpine conference in 2012 established the Energy Platform and entrusted Switzerland with its presidency for the years 2013 and 2014. The energy platform's activities are organized in workshops and core group meetings and will lead to a final report, presented for the XIII. Alpine conference in 2014.
Workshops on energy usage, energy production and energy systems take place in the meeting calendar of the platform presidency in order to concretize the discussion. As a basis for the discussions and to prepare the participants, for each workshop an input paper is written. The present input paper aims at preparing the participants of the third workshop, dealing with energy systems in the Alps.

At 9.00 in Session 1: From the single building to the region – the localisation trend with energy production by wind, solar and biomass Prof. Peter Droege, University of Liechtenstein will talk about AlpStore under the title "Balancing demand and offer with new storage systems - experiences in the frame of the Alpstore project" (Here you can download the presentation)

Conference venue 
Karl der Grosse, Kirchgasse 14, Zurich, Switzerland

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The meeting will start with a welcome dinner on 12 February. Before the meeting, coffee will be at your disposal at the meeting venue.

The workshop will be translated into the four alpine languages.

Here you can download the presentation

Host: Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE Swiss Confederation



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