Energy Research Talks Disentis 2023

from the 25nd to the 27th of January 2023

The annual Energy Research Talks Disentis are organised by the Alpine Energy Research Centre Foundation in collaboration with colleges, universities and research institutions. The Alpine Energy Research Centre Foundation AlpEnForCe, based in Disentis, was established to create, coordinate and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of the mountain cantons and other alpine regions and cooperates with national and international research institutions.

The Energy Research Talks Disentis provide a platform for knowledge transfer and qualified exchange between science, practice, politics and associations on current issues relating to energy in the Alpine region.

At the eighth Energy Research Talks Disentis, from 25 to 27 January 2023, relevant topics will also be discussed in an interdisciplinary manner within the framework of lectures and poster sessions.

The conference includes:

  • Organised thematic sessions: under the leadership of a session chair, issues will be discussed in an interdisciplinary manner upon invitation. The results of the discussion will be recorded and edited into a 2 - 4 page paper.
  • Paper sessions: Scientific presentations (basic and applied research) followed by discussion.
  • Poster session: Posters will be exhibited throughout the Energy Research Talks. In addition, the posters will be presented by short talks in a poster session.
Flyer Energieforschungsgespräche 2023
Call for Papers

We invite you to submit abstracts on the following topics:


  • Storage and utilisation of CO2
  • Renewable Gase
  • Net-Zero Commitments and Carbon Disclosure
  • Heat Sector
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Circular Economy
  • Mobility

Security of Supply

  • Production, distribution, storage
  • Gas supply and energy security
  • Energy affordability and energy poverty
  • Geostrategic resource dependencies
  • Market design
  • Use of space, protecting vs. using
  • International Integration
  • Sector coupling
  • Flexibility
  • Demand response

Alpine regions

  • Regional impact, regional projects, regional scenarios
  • Stand-alone solutions, microgrids
  • Cooperative and other participation models
  • Water rights concessions and reversion

Other interesting topics

  • Data protection
  • .....

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to include other interesting topics submitted to it in the review process.

Submission of Abstracts

Contributions can be submitted as abstracts by email to until 30 June 2022.

  • Please use the template on our website.
  • Abstracts must include the following information:
    • Title and abstract of the paper (outline: content, methodology, results).
    • Name and title of all authors
    • Name of the organisation or company.
      • Additional information:
        a) Assignment to 1 - 3 subject areas
        b) 3 additional keywords
        c) Reference to mountain regions YES/NO
        Address, telephone number, e-mail, website
    • Format: MS Word document, font size 10 point, max. 2 A4 pages
    • Graphics: *.jpg or *.png format, min. 300 dpi resolution, embed in document.
  • Please indicate whether you are submitting your topic as a paper and/or poster.
  • Submitted papers will be reviewed by an international Scientific Committee.
  • The abstracts of the accepted contributions will be published in a conference volume in printed form / pdf to the participants.
Scientific Committee


Titel Name Vorname Funktion Institution
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bachhiesl Udo Stv. Institutsleiter Institut für Elektrizitätswirtschaft und Energieinnovation (IEE), TU Graz
Prof. Dr. Betz Regina Professor für Energie- und Umweltökonomik, Leitung Center for Energy and the Environment (CEE) ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bockreis Anke Professur Abfallbehandlung und Ressourcenmanagement Universität Innsbruck
Dr. Föhse Martin Partner bei Kellerhals Carrard und Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität St. Gallen Kellerhals Carrard und Universität St.Gallen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gaderer Matthias Professur für Regenerative Energiesysteme Technische Universität München
Dr. Germann Nadja Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen VSE
Prof. Dr. Hediger Werner Leiter Zentrum für wirtschafts- politische Forschung FH Graubünden
Prof. Dr. Heselhaus Sebastian Ordinarius für Europarecht, Völkerrecht, Öffentliches Recht und Rechtsvergleichung Universität Luzern
Prof. Dr. Keles Dogan Professor in Applied Energy (Department of Technology, Management and Economics) Technical University of Denmark
Prof. Dr. Kienberger Thomas Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Energieverbundtechnik Montanuniversität Leoben
Prof. Dr. Kiesel Rüdiger Inhaber Lehrstuhl für Energiehandel und Finanzdienstleistungen Universität Duisburg Essen
Prof. Dr. Lehning Michael Head Research Unit Snow and Permafrost WSL / SLF Davos
Prof. Dr. Madlener Reinhard Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, insb. Energieökonomik; Institutsleiter Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN), E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. Möst Dominik Inhaber Professur für BWL, insb. Energiewirtschaft Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr. Paraschiv Florentina Chair of Finance Zeppelin University, Friederichshafen
Prof. Dr. Previšić Boris SNF-Förderprofessor für Literatur- und KulturwissenschaftenUniversität Luzern Universität Luzern
Dr. Schaffner Christian Executive Director Energy Science Center ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Stadelmann-Steffen Isabelle Professorin für Vergleichende Politik Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Bern
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Werner Claudia Professorin am Fachbereich Energie und Biotechnologie Hochschule Flensburg


  • June 30, 2022: Deadline for submission of the short version (abstract, 2 pages).
  • Until August 22, 2022: Review of the short version (abstract), preparation of the program of the Energy Research Talks Disentis 2023, subsequent communication on the decision of the Scientific Committee
  • January 25 - 27, 2023 Implementation of the Energy Research Talks Disentis 2023


  • Participation fees: CHF 250.-
  • Overnight stays are at the expense of the participants.
  • Foreign students can apply for a contribution towards travel costs. For information please mail to


  • The majority of the conference will be held in German. Individual presentations and discussions may be held in the other national languages or in English.
  • Registration is by e-mail to
  • Conference venue: Disentis Monastery, Via Claustra 1, 7180 Disentis/Mustér. The conference will also be broadcast online.
  • Hotel reservation information as well as further information and news can be found on our website.


For questions, please contact:

Dr. Ivo Schillig
Vice President and Delegate
Stiftung Alpines Energieforschungscenter AlpEnForCe c/o Benediktinerkloster Disentis
Via Claustra 1
7180 Disentis/Mustér
E-mail: Telefon: +41 79 335 71 50