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.
A conversion allows up to 50 percent more electricity to be transported via the existing overhead lines.
All the proposals by the Board of Directors were approved at today's Annual General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd. A dividend totalling CHF 29.4 million will be distributed for the 2017 financial year.
Swissgrid will assume additional roles, above all in the areas of construction supervision, project planning and health, safety & environment (HSE).
«Swissgrid can look back on a solid financial year in a challenging environment in 2017», says Yves Zumwald, CEO of Swissgrid.
An unusual imbalance led to a major shortfall in the Swiss control area on 31 March 2018. Consequently, Swissgrid had to use large quantities of positive tertiary energy over a lengthy period.
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