Due to the nuclear disaster in Japan on the 11th of March 2011 the Federal Council decided to phase out nuclear energy. Thus, the existing five nuclear power plants will be decommissioned at the end of their safety of operation. To offset the steady elimination of the production of electricity from nuclear energy, the Federal Council noted in 2050 the following measures as part of the new energy strategy: intensive promotion of energy efficiency, expansion of hydropower and new renewable energies, if necessary, decentralized power production by cogeneration plants and combined cycle power plants as well as electricity import.
The "Energy Research Calls Disentis" ensure international and interdisciplinary exchange between researchers in the field of energy, thus making a valuable contribution to the energy transition. However, the target group of the events does not only consist of researchers and scientist. A broad audience interested in energy issues including private people and companies attends the conference. The conference is held once a year on the premises of the Benedictine monastery in Disentis/Mustér and is organized by AlpEnForCe in collaboration with universities. Four successful meetings have already taken place in January 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The fifth edition of the "Energy Research Calls Disentis" will take place from 22nd to 24th of January 2020 in the Benedictine monastery in Disentis/Mustér
This year's conference: "Individualisierung statt Segmentierung"