The Cheneviers incineration plant

The Cheneviers plant processes and recovers urban, agricultural, industrial and special waste in line with the principles of sustainable development. It is the third largest electricity producer in the canton.


1993. It produces electrical energy and district heating which is operated by CADIOM, a company that is 51% owned by SIG. Cheneviers is certified by the TÜV in the fields of quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001), and health and safety (OHSAS 18001).



Key figures

  • 250,000 tons of waste are processed annually

  • 1/3 of Geneva's urban waste processed

  • 112,000 MWh produced electricity

  • 50 to 70 less truckloads daily, as the waste is transported via the river

The Cheneviers IV project

Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) has been commissioned by the State to build a next-generation plant that will be enlarged to meet cantonal needs by 2023. Cheneviers IV will produce much more energy with even less waste.
Not only will Cheneviers IV perform better, but it will also benefit from state-of-the-art technology, with the environmental impact of the new plant reduced to a minimum. The future facility will contribute towards cantonal efforts in relation to the energy transition. By 2023, the Cheneviers plant will have already begun to streamline its operations.

Useful information

Due to the important ongoing transformation work at incineration plant, the Cheneviers site is temporarily unavailable for visits.


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