News and media releases


  • | News

    Adjustment of export capacities (NTC) on the northern border of Switzerland

    In the summer of 2019, Swissgrid had to reduce export capacity to Germany (NTC) on the northern border of Switzerland to ensure reliable grid operation. A static NTC value of 4,000 MW had been agreed with neighbouring transmission system operators for export from Switzerland to Germany.
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    Swissgrid issues a long-term corporate bond

    Swissgrid Ltd successfully placed a corporate bond issue on the capital market on 2 September 2019. The CHF 125 million, 30 ¾-year bond issue has a coupon of 0.05 per cent.
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    Swissgrid puts new transformer in Laufenburg into operation

    The new transformer connects the 380 kV and 220 kV grid level and increases the capacity of the Laufenburg substation from 600 to 800 MVA. As an important grid element, it ensures the future supply of electricity to the Swiss population, even in the event of increased electricity consumption.
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    Albula Pass: Completion of repairs and commissioning of the 380 kV Pradella – Sils lines

    Swissgrid has completed the repair work for the damaged lines on the Albula Pass. They were put back in service on schedule at the end of July.
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    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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    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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  • | Media release

    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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