BKW Energie AG

BKW FMB Energy Ltd in negotiations to acquire a hydroelectric power plant group in France

    Bern (ots) - BKW FMB Energy Ltd (BKW) is negotiating with Ascométal with a view to acquiring the Allevard hydroelectric power plant group in the French Alps near Chambéry.

    The acquisition project is being pursued as part of BKW's foreign growth strategy. The Allevard power plant group comprises four hydroelectric power plants with a collective capacity of 30 Megawatts and an annual production volume of 140 Gigawatt hours.

    About BKW

    With sales of CHF 3,592 million in 2009, BKW FMB Energy Ltd is one of Switzerland's leading energy providers. With its workforce of around 2,800, it covers all stages of the energy supply chain: from electricity production and transport to trading and sales. BKW supplies power to more than one million people in German- and French-speaking Switzerland, either directly or indirectly via its distribution partners, and is active on selected foreign markets through its trading and sales business. The BKW production portfolio covers hydroelectric power plants, a nuclear power plant, and renewable energy plants (wind and solar power).  Over the next few years BKW is aiming to build up a 750-MW wind power portfolio in Germany and Italy. Thanks to its commitment to renewable energies and its green power products distributed under the 1to1 energy brand, BKW is currently Switzerland's largest provider of green power. BKW also maintains an extensive, closely-knit electricity grid in Switzerland. with around 20,000 kilometers of lines. Combined with a large number of switching and transformer stations, it covers the supply region right down to the most remote localities. Further information: www.bkw-fmb.ch

Contact: Antonio Sommavilla info@bkw-fmb.ch 031 330 51 07



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