Visit Swissgrid

Electricity's journey from the producer to the power socket is complex. The electrical energy passes long distances and through various stages before it is finally transformed to the 230 volts used by the consumer.

The transmission grid is the link between production and consumption. Therefore it plays a key role in the supply of electricity. Keeping the transmission system stable, safe and secure takes seamlessly operating infrastructure, continuous management of electricity flows and close cooperation with a wide variety of partners in Switzerland and Europe.

The heart of the transmission system, the Swissgrid grid control room, is located in Aarau. The operators monitor the grid around the clock and ensure that electricity is transported safely, securely and without interruption.

Are you interested in finding out more about the role of Swissgrid in the Swiss electricity supply system? Would you like to take a look over our operator's shoulders? We will be happy to show you Swissgrid's tasks and challenges and look forward to your visit to Aarau.


Information about guided tours in Aarau

  • Every guided tour is free of charge
  • Since Swissgrid operates a critical infrastructure, access to the Swissgrid building in Aarau involves heightened security requirements. An officially valid form of identification is required to register and visit the facility. Registration for entry to the Swissgrid building may take some time.
  • How to get to Swissgrid's headquarters
Swissgrid Hauptsitz
1/2: Swissgrid headquarters
Swissgrid Netzleitstelle
2/2: Swissgrid Control

Guided tours for groups

Appointments for groups can be booked from Monday to Friday, depending on availability (see available dates in the calendar below).

  • Guided tours to start no earlier than 8 a.m. and no later than 4 p.m.
  • They last around 1.5 hours
  • Guided tours are carried out for groups of 10 or more people. The size of the group is limited to a maximum of 30 people.

Available dates are shown in green

August
1/11: August 2019
September
2/11: September 2019
October
3/11: October 2019
November
4/11: November 2019
December
5/11: December 2019
January
6/11: January 2020
February
7/11: February 2020
March
8/11: March 2020
April
9/11: April 2020
May
10/11: May 2020
June
11/11: June 2020

Guided tours for individuals – «Meet Swissgrid»

  • For individuals, Swissgrid offers the «Meet Swissgrid» series of events on the following evenings:
    • 29 August 2019
    • 21 November 2019
  • Duration of event: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The event will be held if 15 or more individuals register
  • The event will be in German

Guided tours on the subject of underground cabling in Bözberg

The final stage of the voltage increase to 380 kilovolts between Beznau and Birr includes a first for Swissgrid: at «Gäbihübel» in the Bözberg/Riniken region, Swissgrid is laying a 1.3 kilometre high-voltage cable underground. What are the opportunities and challenges of underground cabling and overhead lines in the extra-high-voltage grid? Swissgrid has set up a visitor centre in Bözberg to discuss this issue with the interested public.

  • The visitor centre opens in September 2019
  • Every tour is free of charge
  • The tour lasts around 1.5 hours
  • The tour will take place if 5 or more individuals register. The group size is limited to a maximum of 25 people.
  • Arrival is organised by Swissgrid via shuttle service from Brugg or Aarau railway stations
  • The tour is conducted in German

Guided tours for groups

Group tours can be booked from Monday to Friday, depending on availability.

  • The tours start at 9.00 a.m. at the earliest and 5.00 p.m. at the latest

Guided tours for individuals

  • Swissgrid offers a guided tour for individuals on the last Wednesday of each month
  • Duration of the event: 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Cementing of the cable conduits in Bözberg
1/2: Cementing of the cable conduits in Bözberg
Installation of the transition structure in Bözberg
2/2: Installation of the transition structure in Bözberg

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