Renewable energies

The term «renewable energies» is applied to various forms of energy production. In addition to hydropower, which is already a traditional source of power in Switzerland, biomass, geothermal power, solar power and wind power are classed as «renewable energies».

With the exception of hydropower, renewable energies still account for only a modest share of total energy consumption in Switzerland. Cost-covering feed-in remuneration was introduced on 1 May 2008 to increase the proportion of renewable energies in Switzerland and make funding available for the production of electricity from renewable energies. This measure aims to give a strong impetus to renewable energies.

Swissgrid is your central contact point. We are your contact for applications for funding and financial management of the funding process.

Funded plants are awarded a guarantee of origin for the energy they produce. This is issued by us in accordance with the «DETEC Ordinance» (Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications).

These guarantees are issued for the following purposes:

  • For private sector management of the guarantees of origin for large producers
  • To identify electricity from plants for cost-covering feed-in remuneration
  • For additional cost financing.