• Sustainable potential of non-woody biomass resources for bioenergy in Switzer...

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Biomass is a renewable resource for energy which can be transformed into several forms of energy: heat, electricity, biogas or liquid fuels. Non-woody types of biomass were inve...

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  • Sustainable potential of woody biomass resources for bioenergy in Switzerland...

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Biomass is a renewable resource for energy which can be transformed into several forms of energy: heat, electricity, biogas or liquid fuels. Woody types of biomass were investig...

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  • Waste incineration plants (MWI)

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Waste incineration is the burning of combustible waste components to reduce the volume of the waste while using the energy it contains.In 2017, Switzerland had 30 municipal wast...

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  • Statistics on hydropower plants (WASTA)

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    The "Statistics on hydropower plants" (WASTA) contain data concerning the Swiss hydropower plants with an output of at least 300 kW. This includes technical data relating to asp...

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  • Compensation for losses due to the use of hydraulic power (CLHPO)

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Protected areas under the terms of the Ordinance of 25 October 1995 on Compensation for Losses due to the Use of Hydraulic Power (CLHPO), based on contractual regulations betwee...

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  • Sectoral Plan Deep Geological Repositories

    Geography, Territory and environment

    Most of the radioactive waste in Switzerland comes from the country's five nuclear power plants, though a certain amount is also produced in the healthcare sector, in industry a...

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  • Wind Atlas of Switzerland: Frequency of meteorological icing at 100 metres ab...

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    In Switzerland, the mountain regions (Jura, Alps and Alpine foothills) are the most suitable regions for exploiting wind energy potential. But here, the air temperature during t...

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  • Dams under federal supervision

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    The dataset contains fundamental information about dams in Switzerland which come under the direct supervision of the Swiss Confederation. This includes data concerning the cons...

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  • Wind energy concept – Swiss federal government basic map of main areas with w...

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    The wind energy concept is a concept in accordance with Art. 13 of the Swiss Spatial Planning Act (SPA, SR 700). The concept defines both the principal federal government intere...

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  • Wind energy plants

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Wind energy plants utilise the kinetic energy of airflow to rotate turbine blades. The mechanical energy that is produced in this way is then converted by a generator into elect...

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  • Nuclear Power Plants

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Nuclear power plants are facilities for the commercial generation of electrical power from controlled nuclear fission. The four Swiss nuclear power plants have a total output of...

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  • Electricity Transmission Lines sectoral plan - consultations

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    The Electricity Transmission Lines sectoral plan is an overlying federal government planning and co-ordination instrument for the expansion and further development of the high-v...

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  • Projects of the Coordination Office for Sustainable Mobility COMO

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Mobility and Transport, Territory and environment

    The Coordination Office for Sustainable Mobility (COMO) is the central contact and coordination point and the first contact point at federal level in matters of sustainable mobi...

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  • Thermal networks: demand from residential and commercial buildings

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    The demand for heat and cooling is a key element in the strategic planning of thermal networks. Building a thermal network is only viable if sufficient sales turnover can be gen...

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  • Biogas plants

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Biogas plants convert organic matter into gas through a fermentation process. The resulting gas mixture is composed mainly of energy-rich methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2)....

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  • Thermal networks (local heating, district heating, district cooling)

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Thermal networks – including district heating-, local heating- or district cooling networks – are systems that provide a number of separate buildings with thermal energy. They s...

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  • Thermal networks: heat and cooling sources

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Heat and cooling sources are local, renewable and CO2-free energy sources which may be of interest for heat production in thermal networks. Nowadays, only renewable or CO2-free ...

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  • Thermal networks: demand from industry

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    In strategic planning, heat demand is used to identify large connected areas that may be appropriate for a thermal network. Areas with a heat density of at least 700 MWh/a per h...

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  • Electricity Transmission Lines sectoral plan

    Geography, Territory and environment

    The Electricity Transmission Lines sectoral plan is an overlying federal government planning and co-ordination instrument for the expansion and further development of the high-v...

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  • Advice on renewable energy

    Culture, media, information society, sport, Energy, Geography, Territory and environment

    Building owners who have oil or gas heating can use advice on renewable energy to find out which renewable heat sources can be used to heat their building sensibly and with low ...

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