Swiss electricity consumers will continue to pay a surcharge of 0.45 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity in 2010 to fund the production of green energy, the Federal Office of Energy announced today.
In the 2009 March session, Parliament agreed to the second stabilisation programme put forward by the Swiss Federal Council in support of the Swiss economy. To this end, it has approved additional credit totalling 710 million francs for 2009, 60 million of which will flow into three support programmes in the energy sector.
The subsidisation fund for green electricity has run dry. There have been so many registrations for compensatory feed-in remuneration (KEV) since May 2008 that the total cost ceiling for KEV has been reached.