Country profile: Switzerland

Summary figures for 2013

The following information is from the NEA publication Nuclear Energy Data, the annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy in OECD member countries.

Country
Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid
Nuclear electricity generation
(net TWh) 2013
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Switzerland
5
24.8
 
36.3
 
OECD Europe
133
833.1
23.7
 
Total
325
1 883.2
18.6
 

Country report

The Swiss government decided in 2011 to phase out nuclear power and that current NPPs would not be replaced. A new energy law will be passed by parliament, most likely during 2015. The Mühleberg NPP will shut down for economic reasons in 2019.

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2014

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Last reviewed: 19 December 2014