Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 0.01% is in Switzerland. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in Switzerland, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.

1. Monthey Industrial Power Station

The Monthey Industrial Power Station is a 55MW thermal power project located in Valais, Switzerland. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2009. Compagnie industrielle de Monthey own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Cornaux Combined Cycle Power Plant I

The 43MW Cornaux Combined Cycle Power Plant I thermal power project is located in Neuchatel, Switzerland. It was commissioned in 1988. Buy the profile here.

3. Pierre-de-Plan CCGT Power Plant

The Pierre-de-Plan CCGT Power Plant is a 34MW thermal project. It is located in Switzerland. Buy the profile here.

4. Viktoria Power Plant

The Viktoria Power Plant thermal project with a capacity of 1.07MW came online in 2003. Energie Wasser Bern have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Bern, Switzerland. Buy the profile here.

5. Liestal Power Plant

The Liestal Power Plant has been operating since 1992. The 0.920MW thermal project is located in Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. ADEV Energiegenossenschaft have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.