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Energy with a future

Media Release: 12.09.2014 17:45

Safe and economical nuclear power stations

KKG Niederdruckturbine

Lausanne – Over the last few years, the Gösgen nuclear power station has implemented major investment projects to ensure its safe and economical long-term operation. As a logical consequence, the power station has adjusted the financial amortisation period to 60 years.

Story: 12.09.2014

New Froloo substation: cutting-edge technology from Alpiq EnerTrans

Unterwerk Froloo

Alpiq EnerTrans AG was commissioned by local energy providers and Swissgrid to convert the Froloo substation. With its state-of-the art technology, the new facility improves supply reliability throughout North-West Switzerland. The environment and local residents will also benefit from the demolition of the outdoor facility.

Story: 08.09.2014

How can water supply and wastewater treatment plants be pooled to form a virtual power station?

Abwasserreinigungsanlage (Copyright Fotolia)

Flexibly balancing supply and demand within the electricity grid is a daily challenge. In future, fluctuating generation from wind energy and photovoltaic systems will make this task even more difficult. The solution: Increased flexibility thanks to load transfer. Thanks to the pooling of systems in a control energy pool, they can be controlled in ...

Story: 29.08.2014

3,000 mountain bikers climb the Pas de Lona

Grand Raid 2014 - Pas de Lona

Even the fittest mountain biker views the Grand Raid as a real challenge. The longest section of Europe's toughest mountain bike race covers 125 strength-sapping kilometres at punishing altitudes of up to 5,000 meters from Verbier to Grimentz. Even the shorter sections take their toll: the 93-km Nendaz–Grimentz section at an altitude of 4,000 ...