Country profile: Switzerland

Summary figures for 2016

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) 2016
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Switzerland
5
22.0
 
36.1
 
OECD Europe
130
790.4
22.3
 
OECD Total
317
1 877.5
18.5
 
NEA Total
352
2 061.1
18.7
 

Country report

The implementation of the Energy Strategy 2050 is ongoing and the first package of measures was finally defined. In 2017, there will be a public referendum about the Energy Strategy 2050.

On November 2016, a referendum took place in Switzerland regarding the limitation of the long-term operation of NPPs. The public rejected the proposed limitation of 45 years of operation, which means that Swiss NPPs can be operational as long they are safe.

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2017

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Last reviewed: 6 November 2017