Winter report 2015/2016 published

The final report by Swissgrid on managing the tense energy and grid situation in the winter of 2015/2016 is now available.


Frequency Containment Reserve: Belgium joining the coupled markets

As announced mid-June, the common cross border FCR auction now includes participation of German, Dutch, Swiss, Austrian and Belgian balancing service providers (BSPs).


Beznau – Birr: Planning approval granted

SFOE approves partial cabling in Bözberg/Riniken region


Pradella – La Punt construction plans approved

Following approval by the Swiss Federal Inspectorate for Heavy Current Installations (Eidgenössische Starkstrominspektorat, ESTI) of the plans for the upgrade of the line Pradella-La Punt, the Federal Administrative Court has confirmed that no objections to the order have been have received.


Proposals for a new market design: final document published

Swissgrid has also now started the process of implementing the individual reforms.


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.