Research & Digitalisation

Our specialists in Research & Digitalisation actively promote innovations and technologies, and in doing so increase the capacity, safety and reliability of the Swiss extra-high-voltage grid. They support and improve each of our departments using a variety of methods and approaches as well as new technical achievements such as optimisation processes, stochastic methods and blockchain technology. In other words, they inject Swissgrid’s culture of progress into all the other teams.

Research & Digitalisation Manager Job Portrait

My team and I keep our fingers on the pulse of the times and explore tomorrow’s technology trends.

Etienne Auger, Research & Digitalisation Manager

Etienne Auger and his colleagues are constantly on the lookout for the latest and most innovative technologies to keep the Swiss extra-high-voltage grid fit for the future. Etienne networks with universities and technical universities for that purpose. He tells the researchers what Swissgrid needs from a new technology and describes its objectives. When one of these innovations is ready, Etienne presents the idea to our specialist departments. If it meets the defined expectations, it is tested in a pilot project and – if all goes well – introduced.

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