This decision is the result of the joint commitment by the Council of State and SIG to developing renewable energy sources, a vital condition for achieving the energy transition in Switzerland. After freeing itself from nuclear energy, the Canton of Geneva is continuing to position itself as one of the sector’s pioneers: 100% of the electricity used by Geneva households will be from Swiss renewable sources.
Meeting this challenge has been made possible by reinforcing local renewable energy production: in ten years, solar energy production has rocketed from 1GWh to 29GWh, i.e. the consumption of 9,400 Geneva households, whereas hydropower has increased by 4% thanks to the upgrade of the Chancy-Pougny dam.
Switching to 100% renewable energy produced in Switzerland and in Geneva is a major step forward towards the energy transition and the 2,000-watt society. This step also confirms the determination of the Council of State and SIG to reduce their dependency on foreign production.
Press release excerpt (in French)