News and media releases


  • | Media release

    Tariffs for transmission grid decrease again in 2019

    Swissgrid will significantly reduce the tariffs for using the Swiss transmission grid again in 2019. A typical four-person household will now pay an average of CHF 45 a year for Swissgrid’s services. This amounts to around 5% of annual electricity costs.
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  • | Media release

    Andreas Rickenbacher leaves Swissgrid Board of Directors

    The decision comes in the wake of his appointment as a representative of the Canton of Bern to the Board of Directors of BKW.
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  • | News

    Deviations affecting frequency in Continental Europe have ceased

    ENTSO-E has now confirmed with the Serbian and Kosovar TSOs, respectively EMS and KOSTT, that the deviations which affected the average frequency in the synchronous area of Continental Europe have ceased.
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  • | News

    Frequency deviation in continental European grid leads to grid time deviations

    Since mid-January, the continental European grid has experienced a continuous deviation from the mean value of the 50 Hz grid frequency.
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  • | News

    Chamoson – Chippis: Preparatory field work has commenced

    After proceedings ended with the dismissal of appeals by the Federal Court on 1 September 2017, preparatory field work for the construction of the 380-kilovolt (kV) Chamoson-Chippis line will begin in January 2018.
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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 2018, Swissgrid has taken over additional facilities belonging to the transmission grid.
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  • | Media release

    Green light for faster electricity grid expansion

    Today, Parliament voted in favour of the «Electricity Grid Strategy». This bill will contribute to optimizing and speeding up the approval processes for grid renovation.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid’s and TransnetBW’s joint coordinating company is being dissolved

    At the time, the aim of the company was to improve security of supply and to handle grid activities on the German/Swiss border efficiently.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid concludes additional share capital increase

    At the extraordinary General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd held on 4 December 2017, shareholders agreed to the proposals of the Board of Directors.
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  • | Media release

    Timely grid renovation and expansion jeopardized

    The grid renovation that is necessary for Switzerland's security of supply is progressing very sluggishly.
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