The BKW Group employs nearly 4,000 people and operates as an energy and infrastructure company in Germany, France and Italy as well as Switzerland. It plans, builds and operates infrastructure to produce and supply energyto businesses, households and the public sector. The BKW Group's distribution grid provides one million people in Switzerland with a reliable supply of power around the clock. Thanks to its broad range of expertise, it also offers its customers energy services in various fields.
BKW has a strong sense of social responsibility. Alongside promoting renewable energy, it seeks to make efficient use of resources and is involved in research programmes aimed at developing innovative technologies to support a sustainable, secure future for the supply infrastructure.
BKW has many years of experience in the use of renewable energies, such as wind, hydro and solar power. It built the first wind turbines in the canton of Jura in 1996 and is still the Swiss No. 1 in in the use of this energy source. BKW has been planning, building and operating hydro power plants since it was founded in 1898 and now offers this expertise to third parties as a service.