Major order for Alpiq in Italy

Electricity delivery contract worth EUR 178 million signed

Olten, (PresseBox) - Alpiq has won an order worth EUR 178 million in Italy. Starting in 2012, the Italian subsidiary Alpiq Energia Italia S.p.A. will deliver electricity to the public administration in Northern Italy. Seven power suppliers submitted bids.

Alpiq Energia Italia S.p.A. has been contracted to deliver electricity and related services to part of Italy's public administration authority for one year. The total volume for which the state-run company Consip invited bids is worth EUR 350 million and covers 2.5 billion kWh. In the bidding process, Alpiq won the largest order for 1.31 billion kWh and EUR 178 million. There is also an option to extend the contract for another six months.

Each year Consip, which is responsible among other things for public procurement for the Italian state, issues invitations to tender for electricity delivery contracts. The company is owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The order consists of four lots, two of which were won by Alpiq for the regions of Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Tuscany, Umbria, the Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise.

Alpiq has been operating in Italy since 1999, delivering power generation and marketing services as well as energy services via its companies Alpiq Produzione Italia Management, Alpiq Energia Italia, Energit as well as InTec Milano and Alpiq InTec Verona.

Alpiq Holding Ltd.

Alpiq: Roots in Switzerland - active throughout Europe

Alpiq Holding Ltd. is the leading energy trader and service provider in Switzerland, with pan-European reach. The Alpiq Group was created in early 2009 as a result of the merger between the two energy pioneers Atel Holding Ltd. and Energie Ouest Suisse SA (EOS). Active in 33 nations, it has subsidiaries in 28 countries, employs more than 11,000 staff, and in 2010 generated consolidated annual revenue of around CHF 14 billion. Alpiq specialises in electricity generation and transmission, sales and trading, as well as energy services, and is responsible for around one-third of Switzerland's electricity supplies.

More information on Alpiq: www.alpiq.com

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