New Energy Investor Summit

21 - 22 May 2013

Organised by: Energie Zukunft Schweiz

Information and registration

For energy providers, investments in renewable energy are the key to success. For institutional investors, they offer an attractive alternative in a low-interest-rate environment. However, it is often a challenge to find suitable and cost-effective projects, power plants and investment opportunities in Europe.

At the Investor Summit, top management from financially-strong investors network with top management from project developers and providers of investment structures. In half-hour meetings, potential partners clarify questions concerning collaborations, projects and investments in the field of renewable energy. Companies such as Axpo, BKW, Ernst & Young, Nordex, Swiss Re, Munich Re, wpd and other market stakeholders will address strategic, financial and technical questions about the ever-changing market in renewable energy.


On 22 May 2013 at 10.30 am, Rupert Wimmer (Originator, Weather & Energy, Swiss Re) will be talking about weather risk solutions aimed at protecting a company's weather-related earnings volatility.

To contact Rupert Wimmer directly click here.

Renewable energy @ Swiss Re

Weather conditions are the main and uncontrollable driver of earnings volatility for a multitude of industries.

In the Energy industry, hydroelectric power plants depend on precipitation, wind farms depend on adequate wind speeds, solar plants depend on irradiation in order to generate power. Temperatures drive the demand for gas/oil/power to heat homes. The construction of offshore wind farm projects requires benign wind/wave height conditions.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers protection against all of the above examples of weather risk, locking in levels of power generation, heating demand or offshore construction cost associated with the weather.

Find out more about the impact of weather protection on your company's/project's risk-return profile and bank financing terms.

For additional information about Swiss Re's Corporate Solutions click here.