Since Switzerland’s major energy transition challenges cannot be addressed by solutions emerging solely from a single area of expertise, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis decided to create the Institute of Sustainable Energy to provide a multidisciplinary response to these issues. This Institute brings together people from different schools of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, thus merging technical, digital, economic and social skills.  

The activities of the Institute of Sustainable Energy include the production, management, and storage of renewable energies, the management of multi-energy grids, and electric mobility. All addressed issues and developed solutions include a strong assessment of their environmental impact.