News and media releases


  • | Media release

    Capital increase completed and amendments to the articles of incorporation requested by Swissgrid

    During the extraordinary board meeting held by Swissgrid Ltd on 4 December 2019, the Board of Directors enacted the share capital increase resulting from adjustments to the valuation of the assets that were acquired on 3 January 2019. The ensuing amendments to Swissgrid’s articles of incorporation still need to be approved by the Swiss Federal Council.
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  • | News

    Planning corridor for the Niederwil – Obfelden line replacement released

    The 220-kilovolt line between Niederwil (AG) and Obfelden (ZH) needs to be replaced by a new 380-kV line. Today, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the planning corridor, which will comprise an overhead and an underground cable section.
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  • Michelle Roth
    | Media release

    Michelle Roth appointed Head of Communication & Stakeholder Affairs

    Michelle Roth (43) becomes the new Head of Communication & Stakeholder Affairs at Swissgrid. She will start her new role on 6 January 2020 and report directly to Chief Executive Officer Yves Zumwald. Michelle Roth will be responsible for all internal and external corporate communication, as well as relationships with Swissgrid's stakeholders.
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  • | Media release

    Additional Swissgrid share capital increase imminent

    The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has approved the implementation of the planned valuation adjustment for the grid systems acquired on 3 January 2019. The corresponding amendments to the articles of incorporation are to be enacted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Federal Council in December 2019.
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  • | News

    Commissioning of the Ernen – Ulrichen line

    The new extra-high-voltage line between Ernen and Ulrichen has been brought into service mid-October 2019. The preliminary work for the next section between Ernen and Mörel-Filet will start in the coming year.
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  • | Medienmitteilung

    Objections to the Bassecourt – Mühleberg grid project

    The voltage increase of the Bassecourt – Mühleberg extra-high-voltage line will be delayed due to objections submitted to the Federal Administrative Court.
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  • | News

    Update on the adjustment of export capacities (NTC) on the northern border of Switzerland

    Swissgrid is cooperating with the neighbouring transmission system operators to optimise cross-border capacities so as to provide market participants maximum capacities.
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  • | News

    Analysis of the grid security violation on 20 May 2019 available

    Swissgrid investigated the strained situation in the Swiss transmission grid from 20 May 2019. The analysis shows that different factors played a major role in the violation of certain grid elements.
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  • Between La Punt and Zernez, the pylons currently carry a line on only one side.
    | News

    50 new pylons for the Pradella – La Punt line

    The 50-kilometer extra-high-voltage line between Pradella and La Punt is being expanded. Based on an evaluation of the pylon statics, it was decided to replace rather than reinforce 50 pylons.
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  • Open house
    | News

    Crowds flock to the Gäbihübel: Bözberg visitor centre declared open

    Swissgrid successfully inaugurated the new Bözberg visitor centre on 6 and 7 September 2019.
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