SwissEnergy subsidies

Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Key facts

The Confederation’s SwissEnergy programme (ECH) aims to promote voluntary measures to boost energy efficiency and increase the proportion of renewable energies. After the first stage from 2001 to 2011, the programme was realigned, a separate office was established at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and the financial resources were increased from around CHF 30 million to around CHF 50 million. Initially, the funds were used mainly for awarding contracts, but half are now used for subsidies and the other half for contracts.