Axpo supplies Sunrise with electricity from hydro-power

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22.1.2020 - Since the beginning of 2020, the largest private telecommunications provider in Switzerland relies on hydropower: Axpo has concluded a full supply contract with Sunrise. The agreement includes the supply of electricity from the Axpo hydropower plants to all the Sunrise locations in Switzerland.

Axpo supplies the company with certified electricity from Swiss hydropower plants at a fixed price set down in the agreement. This applies to all Sunrise locations on the open market that have a power consumption of over 100 MWh per year. Locations with lower consumption that cannot benefit from the open market, or obtain green electricity from their energy supplier, will receive the respective guarantee of origin for power from European hydropower plants from Axpo. With the contract, Sunrise is relying solely on renewable energies and has secured the certification for climate-friendly energy production from hydropower.

Green thanks to Axpo

With the conclusion of this full supply contract, the telecommunications company is not only focusing on sustainability and green electricity. It has also obtained the best possible planning security for its power costs with consumption-adapted full supply from Axpo.

Laurent Nanzer, Head Origination Switzerland at Axpo, comments: "We are pleased that we have acquired a new customer with Sunrise and can supply the company with guarantees of origin and electricity as needed in order to support the achievement of its sustainability goals."

Elmar Grasser, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Sunrise, adds: "The Axpo offer was very convincing. The price, as well as service and processing, and the decades of experience in the operation of hydropower plants make Axpo the ideal power supply partner for us.

Axpo continues to systematically develop the business with full supply contracts and power procurement agreements (PPA) in Switzerland and in over 30 markets in Europe and the USA. In addition to large, energy-intensive industrial companies, more and more small and medium-sized companies are focusing on green electricity. As Switzerland's largest producer of electricity from renewable energy sources and a leading marketer of power from European wind and solar plants, Axpo is the predestined supplier of power procurement agreements for numerous industrial customers.

About Axpo:

Axpo is Switzerland's largest producer of renewable energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. 5000 employees combine experience and expertise with a passion for innovation. Axpo develops innovative energy solutions based on state-of-the-art technologies for its customers in over 30 countries in Europe and the USA.

Additional information

Axpo Holding AG, Corporate Communications T 0800 44 11 00 (Switzerland) | T +41 56 200 41 10 (International), medien@axpo.com

Sunrise Communications AG, Corporate Communications T 0800 333 000 (Switzerland) | T +41 58 777 76 66 (international), media@sunrise.net

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