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04: Security of energy supply

Alpbacher Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

This working group will focus on the question of how to ensure reliable, economically attractive and environmentally friendly energy supply in an ever faster moving market and often fragmented regulatory environment. The participants will give an outline of historic trends, of the best available analyses for future demand and supply and an overview of energy customers key requests from suppliers. In addition, assumptions will be made about technological advances in the light of key public and regulatory pressures/drivers. The workshop aims to summarise key pillars of a regulatory strategy at international/EU level for retaining high levels of energy network and supply security, from the participants own point of view.

Mitglied des Vorstandes, Siemens AG Österreich, Wien
Leader of Lower Carbon Futures, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Vorstand, Energie-Control Austria, Wien
Special advisor to the Commissioner for Energy and Former Member of the European Parliament, Stuttgart
Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Paris
Chairman, Mondi AG; Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Europe & International, Vienna
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer of Verbund, Vienna Chair
Vice Chairman, Verbund/Sabanci Steering Committee Vice Chairman of the Board, Enerjisa Group of Companies ENERJ0SA ENERJ0 ÜRET0M A.^. Coordination


Mitglied des Vorstandes, Siemens AG Österreich, Wien

1974 Abschluss d. Studiums der Physik und Mathematik, Universität Innsbruck
1970-1978 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich/BRD
1978-1980 VEW Ternitz - Projektleiter Nukleartechnik
1980-1987 VOEST ALPINE AG - Vertriebsleiter Kerntechnik/Apparatebau
1987-1989 VOEST ALPINE AG - Geschäftsfeldleitung Wärme- und KW-Technik
1989-1992 SGP VA Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH - Mitglied d.Vorstandes
1992-1998 ELIN Energieversorgung GmbH - Mitglied d. Vorstandes / Ressort Power Generation/Power
  Transmission & Distribution
1998-2002 VA TECH AG - Mitglied d. Vorstandes / Ressort: VA TECH Hydro, VA TECH T&D, VA TECH Wassertechnik,
seit 2003 SIEMENS AG Österreich - Mitglied des Vorstandes / Ressort PTD/PG, REG


Leader of Lower Carbon Futures, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

 Brenda is head of the Lower Carbon Futures team. Her main research focus is on energy efficiency and the way that energy is used in British homes, particularly by low-income households, i.e. fuel poverty. She considers the economic, social and technical aspects of the subject and her work has a strong policy emphasis. She has been a member of the DTI's Energy Advisory Panel and is widely viewed as one of the most experienced in her field.
 Brenda has a leading role in the new UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), which launched this October. Brenda and her team s research focus on demand-side energy issues in the UK. In addition, as part of the UKERC, Oxford University and the Environmental Change Institute are hosting the Meeting Place , which will bring together national and international energy experts to discuss and debate energy topics.
 Brenda's other major projects include the 40% House Project (funded by the Tyndall Centre) and Carbon Vision = Building Market Transformation (funded by the Carbon Trust and ESPRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Both projects are looking at how dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved in the built environment by 2050.
 Brenda also teaches on the MSc Environmental Change and Management.

Dipl.-Ing. Walter BOLTZ

Vorstand, Energie-Control Austria, Wien

1971-1976 Studium der Technischen Physik an der Technischen Universität Wien
1976-1991 Leitung einer österreichischen Gesellschaft einer internationalen Beratungsgruppe
1991-1996 Nach dem Studium mehrere Jahre in verschiedenen Funktionen im EDV-Bereich einer österreichischen Bankgruppe tätig, danach 10 Jahre Leitung der österreichischen Gesellschaft einer internationalen Beratungsgruppe mit Schwerpunkt Management - und Technologieberatung
Tätigkeit für eine große österreichische Kommerzbank in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Umstrukturierung u.a. von Energiebetrieben
1996-1999 Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung eines großen Deutschen Beratungsunternehmens
1999-2001 Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung von PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting; zuständig für den Bereich "Energy & Utilities"
 seit 2001 Geschäftsführer der Energie Control GmbH
seit 2011 Vorstand der Energie Control Austria

Dipl.-Physik. Dr. Rolf LINKOHR

Special advisor to the Commissioner for Energy and Former Member of the European Parliament, Stuttgart

1960 Abitur
ab 1961 Studium der Physik und der Physikalischen Chemie an den Universitäten Stuttgart, München und
  Aberdeen/ Schottland (dort Stipendium der EMBO-European Molecular Biology Organization);
  Industrietätigkeiten bei Bosch (Stuttgart-Feuerbach) und Lavalette (Paris); Promotion über die
  Kinetik von Ionenaustauschern.
1964 Eintritt in die SPD
1970-1971 Sprecher der baden-württembergischen Jungsozialisten
ab 1970 Forschungsmitarbeiter bei der Deutschen Automobil GmbH (DAUG)/Esslingen-Mettingen (Wasserstoffspeicherung, Entwicklung neuer Batteriesysteme)
1971 Beitritt zur IG Metall; 1974-1979 Betriebsratsvorsitzender
1979-2004 Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments
seit 2003 Mitglied des SPD-Parteirats


Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Paris

 Mr Mandil is a graduate of France s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines.
1981-1982 Technical Advisor in the French Prime Minister s cabinet
1983-1988 CEO of the Institute for Industrial Development (IDI)
1988-1990 Director General of Bureau of Mines and Geology (BGRM)
1990-1998 serving as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials at the Ministry of Industry, Post and Telecommunications
1991 Mr Mandil was instrumental in arranging for France to become a member of the IEA
1991-1998 represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7
1997-1998 served as the IEA Governing Board Chairman
 Before joining the IEA in 2003, Mr Mandil was Chairman and CEO of the Institut Français du Pétrole and, previous to that, Managing Director of Gaz de France.
 Current: Serving a four-year term as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, based in Paris. This post climaxes his commitment to international co-operation in energy affairs, in parallel with his career as a distinguished French civil servant.

MMag. Peter J. OSWALD

Chairman, Mondi AG; Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Europe & International, Vienna

1981-1986 Studies of Business Administration, Business School, University of Vienna, Austria; finished with Master
Studies of Law, University of Vienna, Austria; finished with Master
1986-1989 Managing Director University Publishing House (WUV-Universitätsverlag), Austria
1989-1990 Deutsche Bank, Germany
1990-1992 Purchasing and Logistics Manager, KTM, Austria
1992 Head Internal Audit, Frantschach-Group (incl Neusiedler), Austria
1993 Corporate Controller, Frantschach-Group (incl Neusiedler)
1994 Managing Director Bates Cepro, Netherlands
1995-2001 Chief Executive Officer, Frantschach Packaging Converting
2002-2007 Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Packaging Europe
since 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Mondi Europe & International; Executive Director of the Board Mondi plc and Mondi Ltd


CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV, Vienna

 Doctoral Studies at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna
1976 started to work at OMV
1985 joined the Planning and Controlling Department
1989 took responsibility for the Strategic Development of the Group
1990 appointed Head of Marketing
1992-1997 Executive Board, responsible for Finance and Chemicals
1997 became Deputy Minister of Finance
2000 rejoined the OMV Executive Board being responsible for Finance
since 2002 CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board

Dipl.-Ing. Hans HAIDER

Chief Executive Officer of Verbund, Vienna

 Studies of communication engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, second diploma (top grades) 1968.
 Several Management positions within Siemens.
1988 Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business of the Stanford University, USA
1989 Member of the managing board of Siemens AG Austria and CEO of the business unit "audio-video systems" of
  Siemens AG with world-wide responsibility
since 1994 Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO of Verbund (Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts-Aktiengesellschaft)

Technology Forum

show timetable


08:00 - 10:00Technology brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 12:00OpeningPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Our futurePlenary
14:00 - 16:00Location of science and research – a global shift?Plenary
18:00 - 19:00SecurityPlenary
19:30 - 21:45Evening reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial


07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Technology and location strategies for enterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Electronic carBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Science of everyday productsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Security of energy supplyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: NanotechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the mediaBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Fuel cells and hydrogen – the future of transport?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: European strategies for international research cooperationBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Excellence – a question of genderBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Converging technologiesBreakout
14:00 - 14:45University/industry interaction – The Atlantic picturePlenary
14:45 - 15:30University/industry interaction – The Austrian solutionPlenary
15:30 - 16:00University/industry interaction – Political ConclusionsPlenary
16:00 - 18:00Reception sponsored by Province of Lower AustriaSocial
18:00 - 19:00The science of saving VenicePlenary


Junior AlpbachBreakout


07:00 - 08:30Politics and SciencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Science at the cutting edgePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Alpbach 2005 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
10:15 - 11:00Reflections and PerspectivesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Farewell reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial