Switzerland’s first local electricity market

A lighthouse project funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy paves the way for the future electricity supply.

The basic idea behind Quartierstrom is that locally produced electricity should be locally consumed. To this end, a local electricity market is built in the pilot region of Walenstadt, allowing the 37 participating households to buy and sell locally produced solar electricity in their neighborhood.

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Zu einem Drittel selbst versorgt

Die Quartierstrom-Daten vom März im Rückblick. Der Frühling hat auch in der Quartierstrom-Gemeinschaft Einzug gehalten: Trotz einiger Regentage in der ersten Monatshälfte war die Solarstromproduktion...

25/04/2019

Quartierstrom on CNN Money

Meet the Swiss town using blockchain to trade solar energy! The online channel CNN-Money Switzerland visited Walenstadt and reports about the Quartierstrom project. A detailed...

23/04/2019

Offen sein für Neues

Warum können Projekte wie «Quartierstrom» für Energieversorger interessant sein? Brechen nicht die Kunden ein? Christian Dürr, Geschäftsleiter des Wasser- und Elektrizitätswerk Walenstadt (WEW) gibt Antwort....

15/04/2019

The Quartierstrom project is supported by the pilot, demonstration and lighthouse program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).