Adrian Häsler will become Head of Grid Infrastructure at Swissgrid
The Board of Directors has named Adrian Häsler as the new Head of the business unit Grid Infrastructure and as a Member of the Executive Board of Swissgrid. Häsler, currently the Head of the Grid Delivery department at Swissgrid, will succeed Maurice Dierick, who became Head of the Market business unit at Swissgrid on 1 January 2019.
Transmission grid: costs for consumers will remain the same in 2020
A household with an annual consumption of 4,500 kWh will pay an average of CHF 44 for Swissgrid services in 2020. This amounts to around five per cent of its annual electricity costs. Thus, next year, the financial burden end consumers will bear for the transmission grid will remain at the current level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.