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Audit Audit of the project to amend implementation of cost-covering remuneration for feed-in to the electricity grid - Swiss Federal Office of Energy and Swissgrid AG

Audit number: 15364

The cost-covering remuneration for feed-in to the electricity grid (CRF) has been a federal instrument to promote the generation of power using renewable energy sources in Switzerland since 2009. The CRF compensates for the difference between production costs and market price. It covers production costs for producers of renewable energy. Approximately CHF 470 million is paid out annually for the CRF. Swissgrid AG processes the CRF. The grid supplement funds are managed by the CRF foundation. CRF payment is carried out by Energiepool Schweiz AG. New plants can be notified to Swissgrid AG. Due to very high demand, in particular relating to facilities operated using solar power, there is a long waiting list.