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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Hydropower 17.03.2020

KSL: Year of production above average

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Hydropower 17.03.2020

KLL increased production

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Solar energy 04.03.2020

Axpo to build solar plants for Paris airports

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Wind power 27.01.2020

Axpo takes over power marketing of Global Tech I offshore wind farm

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Hydropower 22.01.2020

Axpo supplies Sunrise with electricity from hydro-power

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International business 20.01.2020

Axpo UK signs deal for energy supply and wholesale market access with So Energy

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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

  • Statement on the revision of the Electricity Supply Act (German only) Send email Download
  • Statement on combating invasive alien species (German only) Send email Download
  • Statement on the partial revision of the Decommissioning and Disposal Fund (German only) Send email Download

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

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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

To the Magazine

Renewable energy 27.03.2020

Solar power from the greenhouse

What raspberries, weather and power production have in common

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Energy market 24.03.2020

How is electricity generated?

Electricity is generated in a variety of ways. Whether hydropower or nuclear energy, wind or solar energy, each form of production has its strengths and weaknesses. Do you know them?

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Renewable energy 19.03.2020

Run-of-river hydropower – in simple terms

Hydropower supplies around 60 percent of the energy produced in Switzerland. This is good, because electricity from hydropower is renewable, indigenous, reliable and climate-friendly (CO2-free).

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