News and media releases


  • | News

    First Milestone in reforming Europe’s biggest market for primary balancing power

    Successful go-live of daily D-2 auctions for Frequency Containment Reserves (FCR)
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    Swissgrid CEO anew elected as ENTSO-E Board member

    The General Assembly of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) elected it’s new Board on 27 June 2019.
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    European architecture prize for Swissgrid headquarters

    The Aarau architectural firm Schneider & Schneider Architekten ETH BSA SIA AG has been awarded the prestigious European architecture prize «best architects» for their project «National Grid Company Headquarters». Swissgrid moved into the new premises in Aarau in June one year ago.
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    Grid security violation on 20 May 2019

    On Monday, 20 May 2019, a critical situation occurred in the Swiss transmission grid. Individual grid elements were significantly overloaded or threatened to be overloaded (n and n-1 violations).
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  • The meteorological and geographical situation are challenging
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    Albula Pass: Repair of the damaged 380 kV line

    If the works go according to plan, the two lines affected will go back into operation in summer.
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    Swissgrid shareholders approve all the proposals by the Board of Directors

    All the proposals by the Board of Directors were approved at today's Annual General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd. Markus Kägi now holds the office of cantonal representative on the Board of Directors. A dividend totalling CHF 32.8 million will be distributed for the 2018 financial year.
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    Swissgrid reports robust result for 2018 in a demanding environment

    Swissgrid is looking back on a challenging year that was marked by the successful relocation to Aarau, the grid expansion and the role of Switzerland in the European electricity system.
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    Adrian Häsler will become Head of Grid Infrastructure at Swissgrid

    The Board of Directors has named Adrian Häsler as the new Head of the business unit Grid Infrastructure and as a Member of the Executive Board of Swissgrid. Häsler, currently the Head of the Grid Delivery department at Swissgrid, will succeed Maurice Dierick, who became Head of the Market business unit at Swissgrid on 1 January 2019.
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    Transmission grid: costs for consumers will remain the same in 2020

    A household with an annual consumption of 4,500 kWh will pay an average of CHF 44 for Swissgrid services in 2020. This amounts to around five per cent of its annual electricity costs. Thus, next year, the financial burden end consumers will bear for the transmission grid will remain at the current level.
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    Revision of the Federal Electricity Supply Act: Swissgrid welcomes the political debate on security of supply

    Prompted by the revision of the Federal Electricity Supply Act, the ongoing debate on the security of supply in Switzerland is needed. However, Swissgrid questions the newly proposed solution regarding the storage reserve and, in terms of its specific design, sees a considerable need to clarify the competences and responsibilities of the individual players.
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