|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards|
|Policy Target:||Multi-Sectoral Policy|
The Federal Energy Law was adopted by the Parliament in July 1998 and entered into force on 1 January 1999. It replaced the Decree on Energy Use of 1991, which expired at the end of 1998. The Energy Law envisages measures to reduce energy consumption in the following areas:
The legislation also continued the system of feed-in tariffs for energy from renewable sources, which was commenced under the Federal Energy Decree of 1991. Electricity companies were obliged to buy electricity from new renewable energy sources and small hydropower produced by private companies at a fixed rate of CHF 0.15 in the annual average. The interested reader is referred to the original legal texts to become aware of periodic updates on the law and the corresponding ordinances.
The latest amendment to the Energy Act entered into force on 1 January 2014. The amendment was initiated by a Parliamentary Initiative (Number 12.400). For further information refer to Feed-in tariffs for RES and investment aid for small PV.
|Related policies:||Feed-in Tariffs for RES and Investment Aid for Small PV|
|This record is superseded by:||Electricity Supply Act|
Last modified: Wed, 31 May 2017 17:33:33 CEST