Switzerland wants to develop wind power generation

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Through the SwissEnergy program, Switzerland's objective is to produce a 50 100 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity thanks to the wind here has 2010. The share of wind energy in the production of electricity would increase from 0,01% currently 0,1% in six years.
Then, the Confederation wishes, by a 2025, 0,5% to cover the consumption of national electricity or 300 GWh, thanks to the wind. This represents the work 189 wind turbines that could generate power between 12 and 25 cents Swiss franc (between 8 and 17 cents) the
kWh.

The sites chosen for the installation of the wind turbines are numerous: 96 sites in total, including 12 "priority" sites and 16 sites that already exist within the framework of a cantonal or communal planning. The majority of these sites are located on the Jura and the Alps.
Wind energy has grown rapidly over the last ten years in Europe. Pioneer, Germany has more than 7000 wind turbines. The German region of Baden-Württemberg alone produces 45 times more energy than Switzerland. Austria, which is geographically comparable to Switzerland, has a wind power of 80 times higher. "Switzerland must therefore develop its wind potential," said Michael Kaufmann, head of the SwissEnergy program and deputy director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

contacts:
- Federal Office of Energy (FOE) -
http://www.suisse-energie.ch
Sources: Extra Energy Information of the Federal Office of Energy
(FOE) and SwissEnergy, 10 / 2004

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