News and media releases


  • | Media release

    Secure connection between Haslital and Obergoms

    A number of options for the new extra-high-voltage line between Innertkirchen and Ulrichen are on the table.
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  • | Media release

    Change in the Executive Board of Swissgrid in 2021

    Rainer Mühlberger (62), Head of Technology and Deputy CEO, has decided to hand over the management of the business unit Technology and leave the Executive Board in the course of 2021.
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  • | Media release

    Power outage in Valais on 17 July 2020

    A chain of technical and human factors led to a supply disruption in Valais on 17 July 2020. This can be seen following investigations into this complex incident.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid issues another corporate bond

    On 8 September 2020, Swissgrid Ltd successfully placed a bond of CHF 125 million on the capital market.
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  • | News

    Equigy: Schweizer Pilotprojekt erreicht ersten Meilenstein

    With the Crowd Balancing Platform, Swissgrid launched a pilot project in Switzerland that targets the use of storage technologies for the provision of primary control energy.
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  • | News

    Gland (VD): Commissioning of the lines

    On 11 August, Swissgrid completed the repair work of the Banlieue Ouest-Foretaille and Crans-Romanel 220 kV lines. It was possible to return them to service two weeks earlier than planned.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid presents its position on the revision of the Energy Act (EnG)

    The legal framework must also support the integration of renewable energies into the overall system.
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  • | Media Release

    Pradella – La Punt line: ESTI gives Swissgrid the green light

    Swissgrid has the go-ahead to commence assembly work for the reinforcement and construction of new pylons. The project will expand the security of supply in the canton of Grisons and increase the import capacity. As an alternative measure for the project, 1,100 pylons will be removed from the landscape.
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    The FCR cooperation reaches the next milestone in the development of Europe’s largest market for primary balancing power

    The daily D-1 auctions for Frequency Containment Reserves (FCR) with 4-hour products started successfully.
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  • | News

    Work begins on the La Bâtiaz – Le Verney underground link

    Construction of the third and final section of the extra high voltage line linking the pumped storage power station in Nant de Drance to the power grid has started in Martigny in the Rhone valley
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