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Keynote Speakers at the Annual Conference

Thomas Peyer

Thomas Peyer graduated in mechanical engineering. Today, he is Head of Energy Services and member of the Executive Board at Swisspower. He previously held management positions at several Swiss energy providers. He is involved in various projects for smart, cross-sector interlinking of energy producers, storage facilities and consumers. Among others, he initiated Switzerland’s first industrial power-to-gas installation at Limeco in Dietikon and he is supervising its implementation as representative of the project owner and the cooperation partners.

Dr. iur. Simone Walther

Dr. Simone Walther practices as an attorney-at-law with Schärer Rechtsanwälte, Aarau, and is a Senior Fellow in Energy Law at the Chair for Public Economic Law of Prof. Dr. Peter Hettich, University of St.Gallen, which also forms part of SCCER CREST. Simone studied law and economics at the Universities of St.Gallen and Ramon Llull (ESADE) in Barcelona. Upon completion of her doctoral thesis on cooperative regulation in the Swiss electricity market and the admission to the Argovia bar, she was engaged as an Assistant Professor for Energy Law at the University of St.Gallen from 2014-2016. Her research mainly focuses on public economic law, particularly energy, environmental and planning law.

Simon Greif

Simon Greif (M.Sc.) graduated in environmental engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) whereupon internships at an energy utility and a consultancy gave him an practical insight in the field of energy economics. Currently he works as a scientific project manager in the research project "Intelligent Heat Munich" at the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) in Munich. This project analyzes the potential of coupling the heat and power sector in an extensive field test and is a collaboration with the Munich City Utilities. As a postgraduate his main focus is the potential of future heating systems in private households.

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