Christian DUPRAZ,
Head of Hydropower (DETEC),
Swiss Federal Office of Energy

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Christian Dupraz is head of the hydropower section at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). The section is responsible for licensing boundary hydropower power plants and preparing the basics for legislative projects in the field of hydropower.

Christian started his career as an Asset Manager and Energy Economist in the Hydropower Division of BKW, a Swiss utility, where he did project evaluation for extensions, new projects and rehabilitations and acted as owner representative. After five years, he moved to the hydropower section of SFOE, where he has been head for four years.

He holds a doctorate degree in Physics from the LMU Munich as well as a master’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Bern.