Planning corridor for the Niederwil – Obfelden line replacement released
The 220-kilovolt line between Niederwil (AG) and Obfelden (ZH) needs to be replaced by a new 380-kV line. Today, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the planning corridor, which will comprise an overhead and an underground cable section.
Michelle Roth appointed Head of Communication & Stakeholder Affairs
Michelle Roth (43) becomes the new Head of Communication & Stakeholder Affairs at Swissgrid. She will start her new role on 6 January 2020 and report directly to Chief Executive Officer Yves Zumwald. Michelle Roth will be responsible for all internal and external corporate communication, as well as relationships with Swissgrid's stakeholders.
Additional Swissgrid share capital increase imminent
The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has approved the implementation of the planned valuation adjustment for the grid systems acquired on 3 January 2019. The corresponding amendments to the articles of incorporation are to be enacted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Federal Council in December 2019.
The new extra-high-voltage line between Ernen and Ulrichen has been brought into service mid-October 2019. The preliminary work for the next section between Ernen and Mörel-Filet will start in the coming year.
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.