Swiss Federal Office of Energy

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The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is the country's competence centre for issues relating to energy supply and energy use at the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).  

The SFOE:

  • Creates the prerequisites for a sufficient, crisis-proof, broad-based, economic and sustainable energy supply.
  • Ensures the maintenance of high safety standards in the production, transport and utilisation of energy.
  • Creates the necessary conditions for efficient electricity and gas markets and an adapted infrastructure.
  • Actively promotes efficient energy use, an increase in the share of renewable energy and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • Promotes and coordinates national energy research and supports the development of new markets for sustainable energy use and supply.

As of 1 January 2019 the SFOE had 277 employees (241 full-time equivalents). This figure includes staff on fixed-term contracts, trainees and interns.

The SFOE has a global budget in 2019 of around CHF 90 million, planned revenues of around CHF 1.33 billion, and administers transfer credits of around CHF 1.8 billion.

Last modification 21.05.2019

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