Swiss Electricity Mix
The Swiss Electricity Mix portraits which energy sources provide energy to Switzerland. The main column of the Swiss electricity mix is hydropower with over 55%, followed by uranium (38%), and renewable energies with just under 4%. Over 500 hydropower plants with around 160 storage lakes and about 1,000 smaller hydropower plants generate 34 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity per year, which amounts to almost 60% of the electricity produced in Switzerland. From an ecological point of view, the current Swiss electricity mix is extremely low in CO2 and is considered climate neutral, de facto.