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Impressions of Powertage 2024: the first day of the event

The Powertage 2024 officially opened today at 9.00 a.m. and kicked off its three-day anniversary edition under the current theme of ‘Transforming energy systems’.

We would like to thank the Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (VSE) for organising a very discussion-rich forum and all participants for attending.

Opening by Konrad Zöschg

The Powertage Expert Forum was opened by Konrad Zöschg, Head of Technology at Swissgrid. In his keynote speech ‘Innovation & digitalisation in the transmission grid’, Konrad Zöschg used specific examples to show why Swissgrid is continuing to develop its grid in an innovative and digitalised way. These modernisations are essential in order to meet the requirements of a sustainable energy supply.

Discussion round on the energy transition

Following the keynote speech, SFOE Director Benoît Revaz, EnDK Secretary General Jan Flückiger, VSE Director Michael Frank and Konrad Zöschg discussed the course that needs to be set in order to drive forward the energy transition.

Presentations and initiatives

After the coffee break, the VSE presented the ‘Swiss Electricity Saving Challenge’ together with Enerlytica. Primeo Energie also provided an insight into its ongoing efficiency programme.

After the coffee break, the VSE presented the ‘Swiss Electricity Saving Challenge’ together with Enerlytica. Primeo Energie also provided interesting insights into its ongoing efficiency programme, which is already showing promising results.

Networking and exhibition

After a well-earned lunch in the networking zones, visitors had the opportunity to gather information from the 150 or so exhibitors present in the exhibition halls. They presented their products, technologies and services, all of which are geared towards a sustainable energy future. The diversity of the exhibitions reflected the broad spectrum of the industry and offered numerous inspirations as well as practical solutions for the challenges of the energy transition.

Summary of the first day

The first day of Powertage 2024 was a complete success and an important meeting point for experts and interested parties from the electricity industry. With many new ideas and impulses, we are looking forward to the coming days and the next steps towards a sustainable energy supply.

Outlook for the second day of the event

On Wednesday, 5 June 2024, under the patronage of Electrosuisse, the focus will be on key technological elements. Rudolf Meier, President of CIGRE CH, Managing Director of EnerTrans and Head of EVT at Bouygues Energies & Services, will provide an overview of and show practical examples of how the knowledge management platform can be used efficiently to create and share expertise on energy systems. This will be followed by presentations on important trends such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, electromobility integration and power electronics in electricity grids. 

More about the program on Tuesday, 4 June 2024

Impressions of the Powertage 2024