swissnuclear is the nuclear energy section of swisselectric, the organisation of Swiss electricity grid operators. It comprises representatives of the Swiss electricity supply companies Axpo Group (Axpo Power AG, Axpo Trading AG, Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG), Alpiq and BKW.
swissnuclear is committed to the safe and economic operation of the nuclear power plants in Switzerland. Its members operate the Beznau, Gösgen, Leibstadt and Mühleberg power plants, which together meet around 40% of the country’s electricity needs.
With Zwilag and Nagra, the members of swissnuclear have major holdings in the companies responsible for ensuring the safe and environmentally sustainable disposal of radioactive waste.