Are you a media representative, politician or a contemporary interested in energy policy issues? In our Media & Politics section you will find the latest media releases, our statements on political affairs and interesting facts about the Swiss electricity market.

And if you have any further questions, please contact our Media & Politics team. 

Latest media releases

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Solar energy 21.01.2021

Axpo and IWB to build Muttsee solar plant; Denner to use the electricity

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Company 15.01.2021

Axpo Holding AG General Meeting - shareholders approve dividend

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Hydropower 15.01.2021

KLL increased production significantly

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Hydropower 05.01.2021

Klingnau hydropower station: electricity for 45,000 homes produced

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Nuclear energy 21.12.2020

Beznau nuclear power plant: both units back on grid

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Company 18.12.2020

Avectris sold to GIA Informatik AG

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Political statements

Energy, environment and climate affect us all every day. It is therefore important for Axpo to take a stand on current political issues. Our positions on the latest legislative changes can be found here:

Lack of incentives for investment in Swiss hydropower

Combating invasive alien species: polluters should pay

Decommissioning and waste disposal funds: partial revision is a step in the wrong direction

Energy dialogue - the political debate

Climate change, decarbonisation and the associated energy issues represent a major global challenge. The decommissioning of fossil fuel and nuclear power plants is offset by a hesitant expansion of renewables and rising consumption. The issue affects us all. Because: If the secure supply of electricity is endangered, our lives come to a standstill. 

For Axpo there are no black-and-white answers to the open questions in energy and climate policy. Sustainable solutions can only be found together. This is why Axpo is committed to an energy dialogue without blinkers and is conducting it with politicians from all sides. Click here to go to our dialogue platform:

Axpo in figures

60 %

of the Swiss electricity comes from hydropower

100+

is the number of power plants that Axpo operates with partners in Switzerland

2200

kilometers is the length of the Axpo power grid

Media & Politics Team

Are you a journalist or otherwise dealing with political issues? Do you have concern or questions about a political statement? Are you looking for experts on a specific Axpo topic?

We would be happy to help!

medien@axpo.com

0800 44 11 00 (Switzerland)
+41 56 200 41 10 (International)

Alena Weibel

Head Public Affairs & Media Relations

Monika Müller

Media Spokesperson

Antonio Sommavilla

Media Spokesperson

Lisa Givert

Head International Communication

Eberhard Röhm-Malcotti

Head of EU Energy Policy

Thomas Porchet

Head of Swiss Energy Policy

Martin Stucki

Head Reputation Management

Noël Graber

Media Spokesperson

Elise Beauverd

Research Associate Public Affairs

Tobias Kistner

Media Spokesperson

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Energy knowledge

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Limmern pumped storage plant: Battery in the mountains

A pumped storage plant functions like a large battery. You can find out exactly how it works and what it has to with the security of electricity supply in Switzerland here.

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Nuclear energy: Reliable base load energy

How electricity is produced by nuclear fission in nuclear power plants, which nuclear power plants belong to Axpo and how their safety is assessed.

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Grids: For a secure supply of electricity

Electricity comes out of the socket, of course! But how does it get there, what do Axpo’s networks have to do with it, and why do we use drones?

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News from the Magazine

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Renewable energy 21.01.2021

"We need a new solution for winter power"

Solar researcher Annelen Kahl on the solar project in the Glarus Alps

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Renewable energy 21.01.2021

Off to the mountains!

Enjoy the mountains and the cool alpine air at the Muttsee

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Renewable energy 21.01.2021

Pioneer project above the fog line

Solar power from the Muttenalp

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