Lausanne – Now in its third year, the #prixalpiq prize has been awarded to two projects: one aimed at optimising the management of water resources in the face of climate change, and one designed to reduce water consumption. The "Sources and climate change" project run by the Municipality of Martigny and the Centre de Recherche sur l'Environnement Alpin (CREALP) has won the #prixalpiq 2023. Meanwhile, the Winner of hearts prize has gone to "Save water, it's easy!", a joint initiative between the municipalities of Finhaut and Trient. The award ceremony was held at the former Chandoline hydroelectric power plant, which is currently hosting the Biennale Son, an event dedicated to sound in contemporary art.
As of 2 October, Alpiq is pouring a total of 5000 m3 of gravel into the Aare below the Flumenthal hydropower plant, over around eight days. The aim is to maintain the Aare’s ecosystem with diverse habitats for animals and plants.
Irina leads the Intraday Trading team, responsible for managing the Alpiq hydro power plants' flexibility on the intraday markets and various renewable assets on day-ahead and intraday markets, operating 365 days a year and taking decision as close as 5 minutes before delivery.
As an energy company with a strong portfolio of hydroelectric power stations, the weather is of central importance to Alpiq. Its forecast is increasingly a determining factor in our business. Martin Bolliger, meteorologist in our market analysis team, classifies the most important correlations – and gives a weather forecast for the next winter.