Calls for saving
These are aimed at the population, do not need an ordinance, and call for voluntarily compliance. The calls for saving electricity are shown here. Measures if an ordinance is in effect:
They prohibit the non-essential use of energy-intensive devices and equipment such as lighting for advertising purposes, escalators or outdoor heaters.
All major consumers must save a certain amount of electricity. Major consumers are those with annual consumption of more than 100,000 kWh (according to Art. 11 of the Electricity Supply Ordinance).
The power supply is interrupted for several hours in individual areas of a distribution network area. The interruptions are rotated and affect all areas of the distribution system equally. Disconnecting the grid is the “last resort” and should be avoided wherever possible.
Disconnecting the grid would affect all consumers. Rationing applies only to major consumers.
Unfortunately, the scenario of a shortage has never been as realistic as now. However, we can assume that we will always have some electricity but restricted in terms of quantity time.
Generally speaking, there is no 100% guarantee for an uninterrupted supply even in normal day-to-day life, even though statistically this is very rare for each customer.
In the event of a power failure, the solar power system automatically disconnects from the power grid. There are solar power systems with emergency or back-up functions which can use the generated or stored electricity for their own consumption if the power grid is disconnected, whereas solar power systems with emergency power functions can provide only limited power for own consumption. An inverter with the aforementioned functions and an electricity storage system are required for the emergency or backup electricity operating modes mentioned above.
Energy dashboard Switzerland (SFOE)
Organisation for Power Supply in Extraordinary Situations (OSTRAL)
Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES)
Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (ASEC)
Cantonal Management of Basel-Landschaft
Manual for private provision
Crisis intervention organisation – information about gas shortage
Blog article “Electricity shortage – Switzerland is well prepared”