Committed to the energy turnaround, we operate a diversified power plant portfolio. Our power plants that use new renewable energies contribute towards the development of safe, low-carbon electricity generation in Switzerland and Europe. We plan and operate our wind farms, photovoltaic systems and small hydropower plants in Switzerland, Italy, France and Bulgaria with a very high degree of efficiency to ensure that renewable energies can be utilised in an economically viable manner. This also includes our innovative asset management and the professional technical management of our power plants.
With our European power plant portfolio, we utilise wind energy in Switzerland, Italy, France and Bulgaria. The climatic conditions for wind power vary from region to region and already play a decisive role during the site selection. We pay great attention to generating energy in the most environmentally friendly manner and with the lowest emissions possible.
As a natural and environmentally friendly energy producer, solar energy makes an important contribution towards achieving carbon-free electricity generation. In addition to wind energy, solar energy is also a decentralised producer that is dependent on the weather and whose fluctuation must be balanced out.
Hydropower has emerged as the most important generation method in Switzerland. 60 percent of the generated electricity comes from hydropower, to which small hydropower plants also make a significant contribution. In addition to large-scale power plants in the Alps, we operate approximately 30 small hydropower plants in Switzerland and the neighbouring countries. The hydraulic energy generated by these plants offers unique advantages: It is environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral and natural. Our small hydropower plants respect local structures and contribute towards environmentally friendly power generation.