News and media releases


  • | Media release

    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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    Causes of frequency drop of 10 January still under investigation

    A drop in frequency on the synchronously interconnected Continental Europe system was registered on 10 January 2019 at around 21.00. The causes of this drop are still under investigation by the transmission system operators (TSOs) of ENT-SO-E Regional Group Continental Europe.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid takes over additional parts of the transmission grid

    With the entry in the commercial register on 3 January 2019, Swissgrid has taken over additional facilities belonging to the transmission grid. At the same time, additional share capital was recorded in the commercial register.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid concludes additional share capital increase

    At the extraordinary General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd held on 5 December 2018, shareholders agreed to the proposals of the Board of Directors.
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    Power failure on 24 July 2018 in Sottoceneri (TI): Investigations concluded

    On 24 July 2018, maintenance work was being carried out on behalf of Swissgrid at the Magadino substa-tion (220-kV line, Magadino – Soazza). In the course of the work, an earth fault at 10.43 a.m. led to a tem-porary interruption of the power supply in some areas of the Sottoceneri.
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  • Heavy transport on the road from Auhafen in Muttenz to the substation in Laufenburg
    | News

    New 380/220 kV transformer for the Laufenburg substation

    The installation of a new 380/220 kV transformer in Laufenburg (Aargau) is a further step in the renewal and expansion of the substation in Laufenburg. The project is part of the «Strategic Grid 2025» and plays a key role in the Swiss transmission grid.
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    Repair work to damaged 380 kV lines on Albula Pass to commence in May 2019

    The work to repair the four bent pylons on the Albula Pass lines, which were damaged by Storm Vaia at the end of October, will commence in spring 2019. Clearance work on the site is completed.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid implements Strategy 2022 and reorganises business units

    Swissgrid is implementing its Strategy 2022 as communicated in spring and continuing to develop as an organisation. This includes organisational adjustments with effect from 1 January 2019 to achieve further improvements in efficiency and professionalisation of the company.
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  • | Media release

    Windstorm Vaia causes damage in the transmission grid

    Windstorm Vaia caused damage last night in Switzerland's transmission grid. In total six Swissgrid lines were impacted by the windstorm. Grid security is ensured.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid acquires further parts of the transmission grid and plans the share capital increases required for this purpose

    The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has resolved to acquire further parts of the transmission grid as of 3 January 2019 and will propose the capital increase required for this purpose to shareholders.
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