Annual Report 2020

2020

Annual Report of Alpiq Holding Ltd.

«2020 was a year of realignment for Alpiq. Together, the Board of Directors and Executive Board have redefined its corporate purpose and we are also committed to putting this into practice: our sustainable energy business contributes to a better climate and an improved security of supply.»

Jens Alder
Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors

Key Figures

Operational EBITDA

in CHF million

262

Equity ratio

in %

51.2

Net Debt / EBITDA

1.0

Production

in GWh

13690

Employees

1258

Power Production by technology

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Highlights 2020

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New concession

On 23 September 2020, the two Swiss cantons of Solothurn and Aargau granted the Gösgen hydropower plant a new concession for 70 years.

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Increased presence in the North

A significantly enlarged team has been offering origination services in Helsinki and Oslo since 27 April 2020.

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Hydrogen production

Milestone on the journey to emission-free mobility. On 2 June 2020, the first container was filled with hydrogen from the Gösgen hydropower plant.

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New CEO

Antje Kanngiesser appointed as new CEO of the Alpiq Group. Thanks to her deep understanding of the energy industry, she will lead Alpiq into the next phase of its corporate history.

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First grid synchronisation

The Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant is on the home straight. On 5 August 2020, one of the six pump turbines was synchronised with the grid for the first time on a trial basis.

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Prequalified battery

Battery storage units stabilise the electricity grid. A 20 MW battery managed by Alpiq prequalified for secondary control power on 24 September 2020.

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PPA for photovoltaic plants

On 24 September 2020, Alpiq signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) in a consortium with Himin and Solaer for the 50 MW Alizarsun solar project in Spain.

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