Alpiq, a Montreux Jazz Festival partner for the first time

Energy efficiency solutions for the "Hospitality Garden"

Olten, (PresseBox) - Alpiq was announced as a new official partner of Montreux Jazz 2010 at the Festival's Press Day today. In addition to offering financial support, Alpiq will provide practical energy efficiency solutions that will already benefit the new "Hospitality Garden" this summer and the whole event in the longer term.

Alpiq, the leading electricity trader and producer in Switzerland, also specialises in the energy optimisation of buildings through its subsidiary Alpiq InTec. Specific applications connected with that activity will be introduced as early as this summer in the Festival's new VIP area (Hospitality Garden). Other, more global solutions are being studied.

New "Hospitality Garden" to be lit by Alpiq

Inaugurated this year, the new platform dedicated to partner public relations events is intended to be warm and environmentallyfriendly at the same time. A challenge that Alpiq as sponsor will help to meet, hand in hand with the Montreux Jazz Festival. This new area, in the gardens of the Montreux Palace Hotel, will be lit by particularly economical LEDs, whilst some of its electricity will be supplied by solar panels.

Alpiq Holding Ltd.

Alpiq: Swiss roots - Commitment throughout Europe

Alpiq Holding Ltd. is the leading Swiss energy trading company and the largest energy services provider with European orientation. The Group was formed at the beginning of 2009 through the merger of the two energy pioneers Atel Holding Ltd. and Energie Ouest Suisse SA (EOS). In 2009, more than 10 000 employees in 30 countries generated a consolidated annual turnover of around 15 billion Swiss francs. Alpiq is active in the fields of electricity generation and electricity transmission, in energy sales and trading, as well as in energy services. The company is responsible for about one third of Switzerland's electricity supplies.

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