BKW experienced further growth in the first half-year of 2017. The key contributors to this positive result were the further expansion of the Services business, consistent cost management, active management of energy positions and very good trading results. Operating revenue grew by 9% to CHF 1.297 billion* and more than offset the negative impact of electricity prices. At CHF 182 million, the operating profit (EBIT) was 6% higher than for the same period in the previous year.
* Excluding revenue of the sales business in Italy. Options for the sale of Electra Italia are currently reviewed.