Gütsch wind farm: repowering and expansion

Renewable electricity has been produced from wind power on the Gütsch above Andermatt since 2004. As the high alpine wind farm has proved its worth and has met with great acceptance, some of the existing turbines are being replaced by new, more powerful ones. Three new turbines will also be installed. We supported Elektrizitätswerk Ursern with the repowering and expansion.

As the site has good wind conditions, is very well developed and the high alpine facility enjoys broad acceptance, three of the four existing turbines will be dismantled and replaced by new, more powerful wind turbines. In addition, three more wind turbines will be added, giving the wind farm the status of "national interest" and enabling it to quadruple its electricity production. A two-stage environmental impact assessment confirmed the environmental compatibility of the repowering and expansion. To this end, various interests such as local recreation in the Nätschen area and the preservation of historic military buildings were coordinated with the wind farm expansion and set out in the cantonal spatial strategies. As the planned wind turbines were only available for a limited time and the time window for the summer field surveys was very short, our interdisciplinary team of wind energy experts and environmental specialists had to adhere to a tight schedule.

Our services

  • Preliminary environmental impact report (EIR)
  • Main environmental impact report (EIA) including contingency measures or compensating measures: Noise and shadow impact assessment, landscape study, soil mapping, habitat mapping
  • Technical planning support
  • Disposal concept for existing facilities
  • Advice on changes to the structure plan, adaptation of the land use plan, land contracts


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