Chamoson – Chippis: the lifting of the suspensive effect to construction of the Chandoline connection has been approved

On 12 May 2016, following a request from Swissgrid, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) lifted the suspensive effect applying to construction of the connection of the Chandoline substation to the 220 kV overhead line between Chamoson and Chippis.


New 380 kV line to transport electricity generated by Nant de Drance – planning approval process and construction work in 2016

The Federal Inspectorate for Heavy Current Installations (ESTI) has granted the construction plans for last section of the 380 kV Châtelard – La Bâtiaz overhead line, from pylon 127 to the La Bâtiaz station, and the replacement of the substation of La Bâtiaz.


Nant de Drance to be hooked up to extra-high-voltage grid after commissioning

The TV programme 10vor10 (SRF) broadcast a report on the Nant de Drance pump storage power plant and the expansion of the extra-high-voltage in Valais on Tuesday, 26 April.


Swissgrid involvement in the national «Energy Turnaround» research programme.

The «Hybrid overhead power lines for Switzerland» project (NFP 70), part of the national «Energy Reform» research programme, was presented to a broad audience of decision-makers from business, research, politics and administration at the 10th Swiss Energy Research Conference, held on the 14 and 15 April 2016.


Romanel station - Awarding of building permits for phase two of renovation work

In February and March 2016, the Federal Inspectorate for Heavy Current Installations (ESTI) granted the building permits for phase two of the renovation work at the Romanel station.


All-clear for the tense energy and grid situation

The sustained easing of the energy and grid situation communicated on 23 February 2016 and the favourable forecast for its further development were confirmed in March.


Proposals for new market design meet with a positive industry response

Together with around 40 industry representatives, the feedback received was reviewed and selected reform proposals discussed in workshops.