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.

Swissgrid Hauptsitz
1/2: Swissgrid headquarters
Swissgrid Netzleitstelle
2/2: Swissgrid Control

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

Guided tours for groups «Meet Swissgrid»

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

June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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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

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