Environmental dimension

Energy management that works for nature

Our natural environment is highly endangered by the gradual encroachment of human development and the consequences of climate change. Glaciers are melting, snowfall is reduced, we are experiencing lengthy droughts, and the release of pollutants from industrial activity is negatively impacting our air and water quality.

This has resulted in a loss of natural habitats, the fragmentation of landscapes, and an increase in invasive species. Many animal and plant species are struggling to adapt or are migrating to more suitable habitats, disrupting ecosystems and reducing biodiversity.

At Alpiq, we believe that the energy transition has the potential to tackle these threats and create the conditions to revive nature, by using our resources more efficiently and developing new technologies that support the environment. Greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions and biodiversity are important factors in any strategic decision we make. We are taking effective measures to reduce emissions in our new power plants projects as well as in our existing power plants.

Aware that we own and operate production facilities that have a significant footprint on the territory in areas occupied by natural environments worthy of protection, we have put measures in place to create, preserve or revitalize essential habitats for animals and plants, including financial support for many environmental revaluation and improvement programmes.

Milestones in 2022 

- Intensity of GHG emissions decreased despite rise in overall emissions

- Positive assessment of environmental compensation measures at Nant de Drance

- ISO 14001 certfication of Alpiq Suisse environmental management system