If this happens, Switzerland will become the first country to do so.
Switzerland relies heavily on hydroelectricity to meet its energy needs; About 60 percent of the country’s energy comes from hydroelectricity. However, production slows down during the winter months. The country also imports electricity from neighboring France and Germany, both of which are currently facing a financial crisis. energy crisis like the rest of Europe due to the Ukraine war.
French power company EDF saw their electricity output fall to a 30-year low in early 2022 due to a record number of nuclear reactor shutdowns and they are racing against time. to ensure its fleet can operate at full capacity during the winter. France is more vulnerable to Europe’s energy crisis, as a result of the war in Ukraine, than some other European countries due to its low nuclear capacity and demand there being particularly sensitive to temperature. The invasion of Ukraine by major oil and gas exporter Russia has triggered an energy crisis and prompted countries in Europe, which are heavily dependent on Russian supplies, to diversify their supplies.
As a result, Switzerland is preparing for a possible blackout. Under the proposal, the country plans to limit energy use in buildings and could even ban concerts, theatrical performances and sporting events.
If the situation worsens, Switzerland wants to limit the use of trams only to essential trips.
In addition, the Swiss energy plan includes measures such as a ban on cryptocurrency mining and the shutdown of escalators.