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The Future of Swiss Hydropower A Review on Drivers and Uncertainties

Barry, Michael and Baur, Patrick and Gaudard, Ludovic and Giuliani, Gianluca and Hediger, Werner and Romerio, Franco and Schillinger, Moritz and Schumann, René and Voegeli, Gillaume and Weigt, Hannes. (2015) The Future of Swiss Hydropower A Review on Drivers and Uncertainties. WWZ Working Papers, 2015 (11).

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Abstract

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.
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Energieökonomik (Weigt)
12 Special Collections > WWZ Publications > WWZ Discussion Papers and Working Papers
UniBasel Contributors:Barry, Michael and Weigt, Hannes
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:WWZ, University of Basel
Number of Pages:50
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
Language:English
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  • handle: RePEc:bsl:wpaper:2015/11
Last Modified:13 Mar 2018 12:50
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