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Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland Ltd.

Alpiq founded Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland Ltd. in 2006 for the purpose of implementing new renewable energy projects. This covers the renovation or upgrading of existing small hydro power stations as well as the construction of new facilities on former industrial sites or in the Alps.

Alpiq is able to draw on more than 100 years of experience in building and operating large-scale high-pressure and run-of-river power stations for its small hydro power station projects. Through its subsidiary Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland Ltd., Alpiq is aiming to invest some CHF 200 million in existing small hydroelectric power plants and projects for new facilities.

Alpiq EcoPower is a reliable owner and operator of small hydro power stations. It is committed to working in partnership with local authorities and associations, and is interested in ensuring that local communities have a stake in power stations. Alpiq EcoPower respects local structures and seeks solutions that address environmental, economic and energy security concerns in equal measure.

Backed by a wealth of experience in planning, building and operating its own power stations, Alpiq EcoPower offers the following services:

  • Feasibility studies and concepts for small power stations
  • Planning, construction and operation of existing and new power stations
  • Design of participation models for communities and concession authorities
  • Optimal sale of the generated energy on the electricity market