The installation of a new 380/220 kV transformer in Laufenburg (Aargau) is a further step in the renewal and expansion of the substation in Laufenburg. The project is part of the «Strategic Grid 2025» and plays a key role in the Swiss transmission grid.
The work to repair the four bent pylons on the Albula Pass lines, which were damaged by Storm Vaia at the end of October, will commence in spring 2019. Clearance work on the site is completed.
Swissgrid is implementing its Strategy 2022 as communicated in spring and continuing to develop as an organisation. This includes organisational adjustments with effect from 1 January 2019 to achieve further improvements in efficiency and professionalisation of the company.
Windstorm Vaia caused damage last night in Switzerland's transmission grid. In total six Swissgrid lines were impacted by the windstorm. Grid security is ensured.
The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has resolved to acquire further parts of the transmission grid as of 3 January 2019 and will propose the capital increase required for this purpose to shareholders.
With the move to its new headquarters in the capital of the energy canton of Aargau, Swissgrid is getting closer to its customers and partners.
The implementation of «Strategic Grid 2025» is progressing well: Construction of two important line projects from «Strategic Grid 2025» will begin at the end of August.
The construction work, which officially started with today's ground-breaking ceremony, is expected to last until the end of 2020.
The preparatory work for the Chamoson – Chippis VHV overhead line that started last January is nearing completion for the first two sections between Chalais and Sierre and Sion and Vex.
In 2015, the cantonal geologist of the Valais requested an additional «natural hazards» study within the framework of the Chamoson – Chippis extra-high-voltage transmission line project.
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