Market Switzerland

“By supplying the energy for our chairlifts, snowmakers and restaurants, Repower helps give our guests the ultimate snow experience.”

Beat Zenklusen, manager of Bergbahnen Brigels Waltensburg Andiast AG, in front of “his” snow cannon.

In Switzerland, services for third parties continued to make a pleasing contribution to sales in 2015. The traditional Generation and Trading businesses continue to operate in a challenging environment. Among other things, Sales developed new electric transport offerings, and moved forward successfully with the reseller strategy.

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In its supply area in Southeast Switzerland, Repower serves around 50,000 private and commercial customers, giving them the choice between five electricity products: Aquapower, Purepower, Solarpower, Mixpower and the newly launched Smartpower (see section on Grid). In addition to selling direct to end-customers, last year Repower moved ahead with its reseller strategy in Switzerland. In this connection it was able to acquire a further partner for its production investment company Repartner Produktions AG: Elektrizitätswerk des Kantons Thurgau (EKT). In addition, Rhiienergie increased its interest in Repartner Produktions AG.

From its base in Switzerland, Sales also runs the origination business in Germany, where it provides customised power products to more than 80 municipal works and other large customers.

Last year Repower put a lot of effort into its electric transportation services. In collaboration with ABB and Repower Italy, Sales brought the second generation of the PALINA charging station to market, worked on setting up a smart charging infrastructure network in Canton Graubünden, and put together new offerings scheduled for launch all over Switzerland in early 2016. This includes subscriptions covering the installation, operation and maintenance of charging stations plus access to the network. Repower's offerings are particularly geared to customers in the tourism and catering sector, but also to commercial, municipal and private customers.

The tiko storage network set up by Swisscom and Repower in collaboration with partners attracted new distribution partners, namely Aziende Industriali di Lugano, Aziende Municipalizzate Bellinzona and Società Elettrica Sopracenerina, all of which have incorporated tiko in their product portfolios for end-consumers. tiko connects consumers' heating systems, including heat pumps, to create a pool which it then manages, among other things to provide ancillary services to grid operator Swissgrid.