• Jasmin Staiblin (CEO)
  • Hans E. Schweickardt ( Chairman )

Alpiq Holding AG is an internationally active Swiss energy company based in Lausanne. Further operational offices located in Olten and Zurich.

The company from the merger of Atel Holding Ltd (Aare -Tessin Ltd. for Electricity ) and the EOS SA ( Energie Ouest Suisse) produced and has started operations on 1 February 2009. The energy company has over 11,000 employees, operates in 32 countries and has subsidiaries in more than 20 countries.

  • 7.1 Small Hydropower Plants
  • 7.2 Solar power plants
  • 7.3 Wind power plants


For electricity generation uses Alpiq hydropower, fossil fuels, nuclear energy and new renewable energy sources such as water, wind, and solar power plants. Farms are the power plants in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain and the Czech Republic. With a holding of more than one third of the electricity networks, Alpiq Holding Ltd. is the largest network owner Switzerland.

In addition, the Alpiq Group has been active in the trading of electricity, gas, coal, oil, CO2 and environmental certificates. In addition, the company offers technical services in the areas of energy production and plant engineering, power supply and communication technology as well as in the transport and building technologies.

Alpiq operates for utilities, for municipal institutions, industrial companies, institutional and private investors. Alpiq Holding AG in 2011 generated consolidated net sales of 14 billion francs. The Group profit amounted to 258 million francs.

The name of Alpiq is a construct of several elements. " Alp " stands for the Alps, where the roots of the Alpiq Group are located. The name part " piq " is the term Peak, the summit, remember that should be available for peak power and peak power. There remains, " iq ", the term for intelligent energy solutions.


Alpiq Holding is an independent energy services company. Among the customers are SMEs, large companies and public institutions. Alpiq operates for utilities, municipal utilities, industrial companies, institutional and private investors. The energy company is a public company and is active in around 30 European countries. Its core markets include Switzerland and Germany. There Alpiq operates for the energy distribution with the Swiss AIT Group and the German AAT Group also has two subsidiaries. In European energy trading Alpiq is represented at all major power exchanges and trading platforms. In the area Energy Services ( Alpiq ) comprises the European presence of 30 companies at 200 locations. Here Alpiq is active in the fields of power generation and plant engineering, energy technology and communication technology, traffic engineering and building technology. In the power generation unit Alpiq operates power plants in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Hungary and the Czech Republic. New power plants are in Germany, Italy, France, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Alpiq has a mix of peak and base load energy. The total installed capacity is about 6'320 megawatts ( MW). Furthermore, Alpiq is engaged in the field of energy efficiency. In order to bundle the activities here, was founded with the Alpiq AG EcoServices a separate subsidiary with headquarters in Zurich. There solutions are developed which help to improve efficiency in the industrial and building systems, to reduce CO2 emissions as well as to the economical use of resources.

Nuclear power plants

Alpiq holds a 40 % stake in the Swiss nuclear power plant Gösgen ( capacity 1020 MW ), whose management it holds. At the Swiss nuclear power plant body city (power 1165 MW), it holds 27 percent.

In June 2008, Alpiq has submitted an application for the construction of another nuclear power plant in the Canton of Solothurn. In 2011, the Swiss policy adopted a long-term exit and a new ban on nuclear power plants.

Hydropower plants

Alpiq operates and holds investments in storage and hydraulic power plants in Switzerland and Italy. The water stored in the reservoirs of water allows the rapid generation of so-called peak energy at times of peak demand. The basic demand for electricity that is consumed every day around the clock to deliver river power plants. With only a small gap so-called band energy is generated by the force large amounts of water in the river power plants.

River power plants

Alpiq owns and operates three hydroelectric power plants on the river Aare in the cantons of Solothurn, Bern and Aargau. The run power plant at Flumenthal has a capacity of 23.7 megawatts and produces annually 146 million kilowatt hours of electricity. The run power plant at Niedergösgen with an annual production of around 300 million kWh and a capacity of 51.3 megawatts, one of the largest running power plants on the river Aare. The river plant Ruppoldingen generates 21.1 megawatts of power per year, 115 million kilowatt-hours. In addition, Alpiq holds 10 percent of the 37 megawatt power plant Klingnau in Koblenz and 13.5 percent of the 27.5 megawatt Ryburg - Schworstadt in Möhlin.

Storage power plants

The following table gives an overview of the storage power plants, which frequently involve Alpiq or in whose possession it is:

Combined and gas turbine power plants

The Alpiq holds a 20 % share of a 1180 MW combined cycle power plant in Chivasso (Italy ), a 20 % share of a 660 MW combined cycle power plant in Piacenza (Italy ), a 20 % share of a 1140 MW combined cycle power plant in Sermide (Italy ), a 20 % share of a 1740 MW combined cycle power plant in Turbigo (Italy ), a 51% share of a 100 MW combined cycle power plant in Novel ( Italy), a 95% share of a 50 MW combined cycle power plant in Vercelli (Italy ), a 100 % interest in a 12 MW combined cycle power plant in Biella power ( Italy ), a 100 % interest in a 410 MW combined cycle power station in Bayet (France ), a 100 % interest in a 500 MW combined cycle power plant in Csepel (Hungary ), a 100 % share of a 480 MW combined cycle power plant and a 45 MW combined cycle power plant in Kladno (Czech Republic), a 60% share of a 240 MW combined cycle power plant in San Servero (Italy ) and a 100 % share of a planned 400 MW combined cycle power plant in Chavalon (Switzerland).

The Alpiq also holds a 20 percent stake in a power plant in San Filippo del Mela (Italy). This was taken into operation in 1971 and has a capacity of 1280 MW.

Coal-fired power plants

The Alpiq holds a 20 percent stake in a coal-fired power station in Brindisi (Italy). This was taken in 1964 in operation and has a capacity of 1280 MW.

In addition, it operates 100% a 190 MW coal-fired power plant in Zlín (Czech Republic).

New renewable energy

In addition to hydropower projects take a wind energy, small hydro and solar energy priorities in the current production of Alpiq. Alpiq operates power plants for new renewable energies in Switzerland, Italy, France, Norway and Bulgaria. The power company wants to use in Europe in the years to around one billion Swiss francs for the development of new renewable energies. A fifth of these investments, ie around 200 million Swiss francs are to be made ​​in Switzerland.

Small hydropower plants

Electricity production by small-scale hydropower is located within the Alpiq in 2006 founded Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland subsidiary. You shall take care to implement projects for the use of renewable energy in Switzerland. Currently, the Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland is co-owner of 22 existing small hydropower plants in Switzerland. These power plants, with an output of 5.4 megawatts annually around 30 gigawatt hours ( GWh). They cover the electricity needs of about 6,000 households. The power plants of Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland are located in different cantons of the Central Plateau and in the mountain area. In the canton of Basel-Country, Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland has acquired four power plants of Ziegler Paper Mill on the River Birs. These power plants produce about 11 million kilowatt hours kWh per year. In eastern Switzerland, Alpiq is the owner and co-owner of nine power plants. They make about 15 million kilowatt hours per year, equivalent to electricity for about 3,000 households. Another plant that was originally built in 1936 for the textile industry, is in the canton of Glarus. For the optimization of existing plants as well as planning, construction, operation and maintenance of new facilities Alpiq EcoPower Switzerland working together in the different regions with planning agencies and companies. Currently there are a total of 120 projects in the works. Furthermore, Alpiq operates a number of other small hydro power plants in Italy and Norway.

The following table gives an overview of the small hydroelectric power plants, of which frequently involve Alpiq or is in possession of:

Solar power plants

Alpiq had a 30 percent share of the Moncada Energy Group from Sicily in August 2008 - one of the largest private operator of facilities for the generation of new renewable energy in Italy - involved and the combined company M & A Rinnovabili Srl founded. This develops, builds and operates wind farms, solar power plants and biomass plants. Currently implementing the M & A Rinnovabilli S.r.l. on Monte Narbone in Agrigento Region of Sicily a solar system. The system converts solar energy with thin-film solar energy into electrical energy. The solar cells are from their own production and together provide 14 MW. The first part of the solar park with a capacity of 6.5 MW in operation since early 2010. The second plant of 7.5 MW capacity is in the authorization process.

Wind power plants

Alpiq will from 2011 in Europe produce more than 500 GWh from wind power.

The Alpiq subsidiary Vetrocom has built a wind farm with a capacity of 50 MW from 20 wind turbines in Bulgaria Kazanlak and put into commercial operation in early 2011. The wind turbines will produce around 144 gigawatt hours of electricity per year. The construction of nine additional wind turbines was scheduled for spring 2011. Commissioning is expected in the fourth quarter of 2011.

In Sicily there are several wind farms in which Alpiq is involved. The wind power plant Marineo, about 20 kilometers south of Palermo, generated by 26 wind turbines, which have a total capacity of 22 megawatts, 56 gigawatt hours of electricity per year. The wind farm Ramacca is situated about 30 kilometers west of Catania and provides with 47 turbines 78.5 MW and produces 164 gigawatt hours per year. In the Agrigento region, the wind turbine Enpower comprises three individual wind farms. Together afford the 73 wind turbines around 62 megawatts and produce 100 gigawatt hours per year. Under the name Enpower 2, another wind farm is operated on Monte Mele near Agrigento. He is like the wind park Enpower the company M & A Rinnovabilli Srl, by Alpiq in 2008, has acquired 30 % in the partnership with Moncada Energy Group. The facility comprises 10 wind turbines, making 8.5 MW and an annual production of 14 GWh. The wind power plant Enpower 3 created the M & A Rinnovabilli Srl currently in Cattolica Eraclea. The 20 wind turbines, which will provide 40 megawatts, go all the way to end of March 2011 to the network.

In France, Alpiq is engaged in two wind turbines. The performance of the wind farms cerium is 7.5 MW and the amount of electricity generated is around 22 gigawatt hours. The wind farm Gravières has a total capacity of 10.5 megawatts and produces 26 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.

In Switzerland, Alpiq has taken in January 2011 its first wind farm in operation. The three wind turbines of Le Peuchapatte in the canton of Jura afford 6.9 megawatts and will produce 12 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.

Furthermore, Alpiq is in Norway and Sweden to the development of new wind farms.

Ownership structure

  • 31.38 % EOS Holding
  • 25.00% EDF Alpes Investissements Sàrl ( EDFAI )
  • 13.63 % Elektra Birseck Munich stone (EBM )
  • 07.12 % Elektra Basel Land ( EBL)
  • 05.60 % Canton of Solothurn
  • 02.30 % EnBW
  • 02.12 % Aziende industrialization Lugano SA ( AIL SA)
  • 02,00 % IBAarau (IBA )
  • 00.91 % WWZ
  • 09.94 % free float