The Energy-Regions concept is intended to enable the involved municipalities to evolve into progressive regions in accordance with Energy Strategy 2050. Here, renewable energy use and energy efficiency measures are planned and promoted in a targeted manner. An Energy Region can pursue different strategies and objectives over the long term, which may range from increasing the degree of autonomous supply (through the use of imported fossil-based fuels) through to energy and technology exports by companies domiciled in the region. The activities of an Energy-Region open up opportunities for regional economic development which can give rise to regional value-added and the creation of jobs. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy introduced its "Energy-Regions" programme in 2012 as an instrument to support municipalities that wish to join forces to form an Energy-Region.
The minimal geodata model is explained in detail in the documentation. The INTERLIS 2.3 data model and geodata are available for downloading.