Hydroelectric development in the Grimsel area is on target. The new powerplants at Innertkirchen and Handeck will be operational mid 2106 - slightly earlier than planned. Total production fell to 2,070 Gigawatt hours in 2014 which was caused by lower water inflow and extensive construction and upgrading in the power plants and the emptying of the Räterichsboden hydrolake.
Visitors came in droves to the Grimsel pass. Interest in the KWO construction site Handeck 2E and the crystal cavern was enormous. Around 1200 visitors seized the opportunity to view the KWO’s underground world by bus and aerial cable car.
The annual KWO Apero took place in the company's headquarters on Thursday, 7 February. Werner Luginbühl, chairman of the board since June 2013, spoke to 100 representatives in the fields of business, politics, ecology and social services.