At its meeting on 18 June 2021, the Federal Council approved a dispatch on the Federal Act on a Secure Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Sources. With this bill, which entails a revision of the Energy Act and the Electricity Supply Act, the government aims to support Switzerland's transition to a sustainable and climate-friendly energy system, while also ensuring a high level of security of supply.
Large-scale electrification is needed in transport and heating if Switzerland is to meet the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 and its long-term climate strategy. This calls for a rapid and substantial increase in the use of renewables in domestic power generation. Further measures are also needed to improve grid and supply security. Through the Federal Act on a Secure Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Sources, the Federal Council is proposing to revise the Energy Act and the Electricity Supply Act. It thus creates a legal basis for greater planning certainty and incentives to invest in expanding renewable electricity production and grid integration.