News and media releases

  • | Media release

    Extra-high-voltage line through the Gotthard tunnel

    Swissgrid submits the building application for the underground cabling of the Airolo–Göschenen line.
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  • | Media release

    Strengthening security of supply for the city of Zurich and the western shore of Lake Zurich

    Swissgrid is upgrading the 150-kilovolt line on the western shore of Lake Zurich between Samstagern, Thalwil, Waldegg (Zurich) and Obfelden to 220 kilovolts (kV) in stages.
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  • | Media release

    Strategic Grid 2040: principles for long-term grid planning

    The transmission grid is the key to a sustainable energy future and an important pillar of the Energy Strategy 2050. However, the energy transition brings with it challenges for secure grid operation.
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  • | News

    Safety culture put to the test

    Swissgrid has successfully passed the first Safety Culture Ladder (SCL) certification audit.
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  • | Media release

    Ordinance on the establishment of a hydropower reserve: statement from Swissgrid

    The planned hydropower reserve is a comprehensible, necessary and feasible measure to increase security of supply. Swissgrid is contributing to the consultation process with additional proposals for optimisation.
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  • | Media release

    Strengthening the security of supply in the greater Basel area

    Swissgrid is planning an extra-high-voltage line between Flumenthal (canton of Solothurn) and Froloo (municipality of Therwil, canton of Basel-Country). In the long term, this new line will strengthen the security of supply in the greater Basel area and therefore across Switzerland. Swissgrid has worked out three possible variants for the line routing and technology.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid issues another corporate bond

    On 24 May 2022, Swissgrid Ltd again successfully placed a bond on the capital market. The volume amounts to CHF 175 million.
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  • | Media release

    Shareholders approve all proposals by the Board of Directors

    Two new Board members elected
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  • | News

    Grid usage model for the Swiss transmission system

    Updated version of central electrical industry document enters into force.
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  • | Media release | Ad hoc

    Grid stability is the top priority

    Swissgrid achieves a solid result in a challenging environment.
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