WSF 2023 : Energy & Storage Roundtable Summary

The “SUMMARY of the World Systemic Forum 2023 Roundtable on ENERGY and STORAGE” has been released and is ready to further the task of building a sustainable future 💡 ⬇

1️⃣ Following an invitation from the team at The System Change FoundationVDE Renewables GmbH gathered and led a panel of international experts at the #WSF2023 to discuss current and future energy & storage potentials and realities, in a roundtable format.

“We are currently at a historic tipping point in energy policy and the development of the energy sector. The important message is that we already have technology available, we need to get started now to implement what we have, and then improve.”

2️⃣ Taking the findings from the within the mountain at Hagerbach Test Gallery (VersuchsStollen Hagerbach AG), they were summarized on Sunday at THE HUS in Liechtenstein. The summary was handed over to the President Minister of Liechtenstein, Dr. Daniel Risch, making him the first recipient of this SUMMARY on January 16th.

3️⃣ From the HUS in Liechtenstein to the World Economic Forum, and the world in Davos, the findings have been handed over to selected international partners.

Pictured (left to right): Thomas Michale Killer (VDE), Burkhard Holder (VDE), Dr. Daniel Risch (Prime Minister of Liechtenstein), Rudi Hilti (The System Change Foundation and THE and Anke Brack (The System Change Foundation)


The “SUMMARY of the WSF on the Roundtable ENERGY and STORAGE” has been released.

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VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies
SUMMARY WSF 2023 ENERGY AND STORAGE, Frankfurt am Main (January 2023)

This SUMMARY is the result of the Roundtable ENERGY AND STORAGE, which took place in the context of the WORLD SYSTEMIC FORUM 2023 on January 14, 2023
in the Hagerbach Test Gallery, 8893 Flums, Switzerland.

Editor in chief
Burkhard Holder, Managing Director VDE Renewables
Thomas M. Koller, Head of Brand, Marketing and Communication VDE Group

Co-authors (in alphabetical order)
Prof. Dr. Andreas W. Bett, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE Dr. Britta Buchholz, BVES Vice President
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, WE DON’T HAVE TIME
Dr. Markus Forstmeier, EIT InnoEnergy
Rudolf Hilti, RHEINEST Establishment
Burkhard Holder, VDE Renewables GmbH
Marten Jensen, GreenTEC Campus
Walter Kreisel, neoom
Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff, Fraunhofer IWKS
Torge Wendt, Nordgröön Energie GmbH

Reviewers (in alphabetical order)
Irem Alcioglu, VDE Renewables GmbH Sabine Behrmann, VDE Renewables GmbH Bernhard Glück, THE COMBINATOR AG Kevin Punzalan, VDE Renewables GmbH

In line with the position of the VDE as a neutral, technical-scientific association, the SUMMARY WSF 2023 presents the joint findings of the speakers at the Roundtable ENERGY AND STORAGE.

The collective results were developed in a constructive dialogue from different perspectives. The contents of this document therefore do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the companies and insti- tutions represented by their employees.

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Cover Image: © Thinapob/ January 2023