The Energy Strategy foresees an additional 22.6 TWh/yr from renewable energy by 2050. Wind energy should contribute 4.3 TWh/yr to this target (with intermediate goals of 0.3 TWh in 2025 and 1.2 TWh in 2035).
Since the introduction of the FIT in 2009, wind projects with an estimated energy yield of 128.1 GWh are in operation and being supported under the scheme; additional projects with a potential energy yield of 1,739 GWh have been registered, and 1,594 GWh are on the waiting list. At the end of 2020, wind projects with an electricity production of 104.1 GWh are being supported using the direct commercialization subsidies, while 0.6 GWh still benefit of a reference market price.
The recent Energy Strategy 2050 has several implications for wind energy development in Switzerland. The new legislative package increases the budget for Switzerland’s cost-covering feed-in tariff for renewable energy. Renewable resources include hydropower (up to 10 MW), photovoltaics, wind energy, geothermal energy, and biomass.