Alpiq supplies Switzerland with electricity

Generation Switzerland

Generation Switzerland: Alpiq supplies Switzerland with electricity

Hydropower is the backbone of Switzerland’s energy generation and the roots of Alpiq. The specialist for hydropower has an attractive, highly flexible and environmentally friendly hydropower portfolio. A reliable base load from Switzerland’s two most modern nuclear power stations round off Alpiq’s profile. Using both these energy sources in parallel ensures Switzerland’s climate-friendly electricity supply. With its nuclear power stations, Alpiq generates some 20 percent of Swiss electricity. Around the clock.

Hydropower

Hydropower ─ Alpiq’s DNA

Hydropower is the number one among the renewable energy sources and an elementary component of Switzerland’s energy future. It is renewable, carbon-free, efficient and highly flexible. Hydropower is the most important pillar of Alpiq’s electricity production. Alpiq has been using this energy source for more than 100 years with its own run-of-river, storage and pumped storage power stations. With some 2.7 GW of installed capacity, Alpiq is one of Switzerland’s largest producers of hydropower. Thus, Alpiq contributes towards climate-friendly electricity generation and security of supply.

Hydropower

With approximately 2.7 GW of installed capacity, Alpiq is one of Switzerland’s largest producers of hydropower. Alpiq’s plants are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are continually optimised to ensure the efficient production of electricity.

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Visit our power plants

We offer you the opportunity to visit the power plants and dams operated by Alpiq and its partner companies.

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competent asset manager

Alpiq ─ the competent asset manager

Thanks to many years as the Swiss hydropower specialist, Alpiq is able to reliably and competently manage a large number of large-scale facilities. Alpiq is the first European electricity company to receive the ISO 55001 certification for the asset management of hydroelectric power stations. The goal behind the asset management model is to optimise the performance parameters and cost controls as well as the profitability and risks during the entire life cycle of the hydropower facilities. This means that all the regulatory and ecological requirements connected with the operation of the facilities are fulfilled. And this without compromising safety and security.

Quality management

Quality management and safety at the workplace are top priorities at Alpiq. We take great care to provide state-of-the-art facilities and ensure that they are kept in top working condition. In this way, we protect the population, our own employees, the environment and we are at all times able to provide the authorities with information about our performance.

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Gösgen nuclear power plant

Nuclear power ─ reliable base load

Around the clock, without interruptions and everywhere: Electricity is the key energy for society. Nuclear power is the foundation of Switzerland’s base load supply. Safe and reliably, the nuclear power plants supply approximately 40 percent of the generated electricity. Alpiq is the managing partner of the Gösgen nuclear power plant and holds a share in the Leibstadt nuclear power plant.

Nuclear power plants

Today, 40 percent of the electricity generated in Switzerland comes from the five nuclear power plants. Alpiq is a shareholder in the Gösgen and Leibstadt nuclear power plants.

Nuclear power plant Gösgen

Nuclear power plant Leibstadt

FMHL pumped storage power plant

Since the beginning of 2017, the new power station of Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA (FMHL) has been fully operational. The pumped storage power plant makes a significant contribution towards Switzerland’s security of supply and represents a complementary investment in connection with the fluctuating electricity generation from new renewable energies.

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