renewables; survey; energy modelling; stakeholders; q-methodology; geographic information system; risk assessment; energy security
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Switzerland plans to replace nuclear power with renewable electricity. This turnaround will lead to new risks of supply disruption in a country that expects a reliable supply of electricity. We propose to assess these risks in two work packages:In the first work package, we examine risks from erratic weather, natural hazards and political turmoil to critical high voltage grid infrastructure and power plants. These risks will be quantified using recent high-quality data, with visual maps where appropriate. The aim is to inform a common basis for understanding of these risk sources to stakeholders.In the second work package, we assess stakeholders appreciation of risks to electricity supply disruption and the trade-offs between these risks, for stakeholders individually and as a group. The aim is to find out how stakeholders perceive the importance of the risks, how widely these perspectives range, and what coalitions of stakeholders may support or reject particular electricity supply mixes and under what conditions.The project is expected to generate accessible peer-reviewed information on disruption risks and their appreciation by stakeholders, which is applicable and relevant to policy deliberations, business (investment) decisions and public participation in- and outside Switzerland.