A giant comes to Mühleberg

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  • A giant comes to Mühleberg

    A giant made of steel with 26 axles is crawling its way to Mühleberg: the entire load weighs 362 tons and is almost 75 metres long.
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  • We are learning from the supply disruption in Valais

    After the power failure in Valais, Swissgrid initiated some investigations. The incident was the result of a combination of technical and human factors. Swissgrid is learning from it and has taken appropriate action.
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  • Of pylons and energy

    The old extra-high-voltage grid in Goms is being dismantled; a move that will significantly improve the natural scenery on the valley floor. An interview with Gerhard Kiechler, the Mayor of Goms (VS) about the power line and energy-rich Goms.

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  • Powerline construction: Various factors influence de costs

    Electricity is an omnipresent part of our life that we often take for granted. Without it, our social and economic life would cease to function. As the backbone of the Swiss electricity supply, the transmission grid plays a critical role in ensuring the security of supply.
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  • Can wind and solar energy be stored?

    Renewable energies play an important role in establishing a climate-neutral supply of energy. However, integrating these power sources into the supply of electricity presents a number of challenges.
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  • Technology and nature united

    The renovation of the Mühleberg substation included replacing outdoor switching substations with an indoor switching substation. This made it possible to renaturalise an area the size of four football fields, which is to say, convert it back to a habitat for plants and animals.

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  • The water supply is a multigenerational project

    Although the water supply is of national importance, it is usually the responsibility of the municipalities. Greater integration would allow better security of supply and quality assurance.
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  • A business model like no other

    While Swissgrid is a public limited company, its business model is completely different to those of other companies.
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  • Green light for grid expansion in the Lower Engadine

    To ensure the security of supply in the canton of Grisons and the transportation of Engadine hydropower, Swissgrid is adding another «system» to the line.
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  • Riniken underground cabling

    The commissioning of a new extra-high-voltage line does not happen every day. And the commissioning of the new 380 kV line between Beznau and Mettlen on 19 May was even more exceptional.
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  • Grid projects in Upper Valais

    The construction of the new 30-km-long extra-high voltage line in Goms is making great progress. On the section between Ernen and Ulrichen, electricity has been flowing at 380 kilovolts since October 2019. However, the work is not quite finished yet.
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  • Battery storage in the basement helps to stabilise the transmission grid

    Battery storage in the basement helps to stabilise the transmission grid.
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