Lausanne – Alpiq and the Association of Concession-Granting Municipalities of Valais (ACC) today announced the winners of the first ever #prixalpiq during an award ceremony at the Foire du Valais in Martigny. The winning project, “Erneuerung Gesamt-Bewässerung Salgesch” (renewal of the entire irrigation system in Salquenen), will reduce the municipality of Salquenen’s agricultural water consumption by up to 40%. As the “winner of hearts”, the jury selected the “WaSTeLeSS” project from Val de Bagnes, which is pursuing an innovative solution to reduce water wastage. The winning project was awarded CHF 40,000 and the “winner of hearts” CHF 10,000.
Alpiq, together with ACC, today announced the winners of the first #prixalpiq at an awards ceremony at the Foire du Valais public exhibition. Antje Kanngiesser, CEO of Alpiq, Amédée Murisier, Head of Hydropower Generation at Alpiq, Christoph Bürgin, President of the ACC, and Vice-President David Melly personally thanked the participants and announced the winning projects. Antje Kanngiesser said: “The #prixalpiq is intended to inspire us. Water is life, space and energy. It takes a vision, courage and a sense of community to make optimal use of this precious resource and to protect it.” Christoph Bürgin stated: “We are delighted with both the number and quality of the submitted projects. All of them offer solutions that optimise water management and contribute to the conservation of water in the canton of Valais.”