The investment in Swiss electricity producer Alpiq (via the Schweizer Kraftwerksbeteiligungs-AG) includes Switzerland’s second-largest hydropower portfolio.
It consists of a variety of assets, including over 25 hydropower assets diversified over several drainage basins, ranging from small-scale to large storage systems. It symbolizes an important step in securing the future of Switzerland’s renewable energy supply in line with climate targets.
The total installed capacity of the plants is approximately 2900 MW, with a generation of more than 4 TWh per annum.
1Although this case study focuses on the Alpiq hydropower portfolio, the investment also includes other assets in Switzerland and abroad. The Swiss component is made up of more than 24 hydropower assets and two participations in nuclear plants. Internationally, the investment includes renewables and gas generation infrastructure (excluding coal).