Association management

Executive office of the Swiss Wind Energy Association “Suisse Eole” in the German-speaking part of Switzerland

Suisse Eole - an important cornerstone for the expansion of wind energy in Switzerland


As executive office of “Suisse Eole” for German-speaking Switzerland, we represent the interests of wind energy in Switzerland, focusing primarily on building bridges between the various interest groups such as the population, environmental protection organizations, public authorities, project developers and others.

Over the years, we have acquired broad and deep expertise in the field of wind energy and know the Swiss wind energy landscape in detail. We closely monitor developments in the industry, including those beyond the Swiss border, and act as a competent advisory and information center (offering political, legal, technical and strategic advice) for questions and concerns on all relevant topics. We cultivate contacts with the federal government, cantons and municipalities as well as project developers, energy supply companies, NGOs and research institutions and use this network to push forward wind energy in Switzerland. In addition to our advisory tasks, we proactively endeavor to develop procedural strategies, statements, position papers and proposed solutions to current and future problems (fauna-related, successor model for the promotion of renewables, etc.) within the framework of various working groups.

Our expertise also includes communication and public relations. We deal with media inquiries, hold presentations at various events and universities, write media releases and newsletters and manage two websites, the content of which we always keep up to date. Basic management office activities, such as supporting the Board of Directors and members, organizing general meetings and exchanges of experience and, last but not least, the entire finance department are also part of our day-to-day work.

From 1998 to 2020, we managed the head office and secretariat of the Suisse Eole association, which has around 300 members. Since 2020, we have been splitting our office activities with our partners in French-speaking Switzerland and are concentrating specifically on the activities that arise in German-speaking Switzerland.

Our expertise:

  • Lobbying at national, cantonal and local level
  • Advice and information center for questions relating to wind energy
  • Development of procedural strategies, statements, position papers and solutions to promote wind energy in Switzerland (organization and participation in working groups on relevant topics and issues, together with relevant players from the industry)
  • Center of excellence
  • Communication and public relations
  • Support Board of Directors
  • Member services and support, organization of general meetings, company advisory board
  • Finance (accounting, bookkeeping incl. financial statements and contracts) and reporting


1998 - heute


Vereinigung Suisse Eole

Project Location

Switzerland (until 2019) and German-speaking part of Switzerland (since 2020)


Contact Person

Olivier Waldvogel
Project team member
T. +41 61 965 99 00

Project team

Olivier Waldvogel

Project team member

Reto Rigassi

Member of the board of management, project leader, partner since 2010

Roman Windisch


Nicole Brodbeck

Administrative employee

Anita Kühner

Member of the board of management, commercial management, partner since 2012

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