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Lausanne – With adjusted EBITDA of CHF 787 million, Alpiq reports a strong half-year result and very sound operating liquidity of CHF 1.7 billion. The strategic focus on the core business in selected countries initiated at the end of 2021, enhanced risk management and the new steering mechanism are taking effect. In addition, Alpiq’s Board of Directors has appointed Amédée Murisier to succeed Michael Wider as Head of the Switzerland Division. Amédée Murisier, currently Head of Hydro Power Generation, will take over the new role on 1 March 2024. Michael Wider will retire at the end of February 2024.
In Switzerland, many large power plants are organised as so-called partner power plants. What exactly is this structure all about? In the following article we explain how partner power plants work and why they are needed.
Gondo-Zwischbergen / Brig – The Gondosolar project is approaching the planning application stage. It relies on photovoltaic panels in the form of a solar tree. This innovative system promises a minimum environmental footprint with a high yield at the same time. The electorate of Zwischbergen also approved once again the construction of the photovoltaic system at yesterday’s municipal meeting and voted in favour of a 35 per cent financial stakeholding in the project. The building permit for the project will be submitted in July 2023.
Finhaut – 1 July 2023 marks the first year of operation of the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant. For the past year, the 900 MW plant has been demonstrating its importance in stabilising the Swiss and European electricity grids in the face of intermittent solar and wind power generation. The machines have proved to be extremely reliable, enabling the plant to respond very flexibly to market fluctuations.