Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1977
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Swiss Federal Office of Energy
URL: pilotes et de démonstration (P+D): Fiche d’informati
Legal References:Art. 64 of the Swiss Constitution permits the Federal Administration to support scientific research and innovation. Next, Art.5 of the Research and Innovation Support Act (FIFG, SR420.1) specifies that the federal administration may act as research entity, if the administration requires research to be executed or supported towards delivering administrative tasks. The support may encompass financial contributions (per Art.6 and Art. 16 of the FIFG and additional topical acts). Any support provided by the departments of the federal administration has to be based on multi-year research programs (Art 24). The Swiss Federal Office of Energy research program also has a legal basis the following topical acts: the Energy Act (EnG, SR 730.0), Art. 12 and 14; the Subventions Act (SuG, SR 616.1), Art. 11 and 23; the Nuclear Energy Act (KEG, SR 732.1), Art. 86; the Swiss Fedeal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate Act (ENSIG SR 732.2), Art. 6; the CO2-Act (SR 641.71); and the Federal Act of Dams (SR 721.10).
Funding:Total funding for 2015: CHF 33.7 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy; Total funding for 2017: CHF 33.3 million for pilot and demonstration projects in the field of renewable energy and/or energy efficiency;
Evaluation:The Energy Reserch Program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy has been last evaluated in 2009 by the Swiss Federal Audit Office with respect to priority setting, fund allocation and of coordination -the report is available in French at: with a summary in English at:

The program serves as a link between research and development on the one hand hand and commercially viable energy-related technologies. 

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