Contracting Party:   Swiss Federal Office of Energy (BFE), Switzerland

Executive Committee Member:  Gunter Siddiqi, BFE, Switzerland

Alternate Member:  Christian Minnig, Swisstopo, Switzerland

Switzerland’s uptake of shallow geothermal continues unabated and is not constrained by any natural potential. This sector has enjoyed high growth rates in geothermal heat pumps systems in recent years and in 2018 some 2200 MW of capacity is deployed in Switzerland.  Direct energy use in thermal spas was some 194 GWH during 2018 and other direct geothermal uses, some of which use heat pump technology, seven of which are tunnel projects, delivered some 35 GWH to the facilities / enterprises requiring heat energy.

Switzerland has established sophisticated underground research laboratories at Grimsel and  recently in 2019 at Bedretto (Photo above).  Use the hyperlinks below to access more information on geothermal activity in Switzerland.

2018 Switzerland Country Report

2017 Switzerland Country Report

2016 Switzerland Country Report

2015 Switzerland Country Report

2014 Switzerland Country Report

2013 Switzerland Country Report

2012 Switzerland Country Report