Tariffs

The Electricity Supply Act (StromVG) and Electricity Supply Ordinance (StromVV) define Swissgrid's mission and the general conditions for its business activities. Every year Swissgrid calculates the grid usage and system service tariffs for its services – the operation, maintenance and expansion of the transmission grid.

The distribution of costs by Swissgrid takes place according to usage. Where this is not possible, the costs are passed on to the distribution system operators and the end consumers at the respective grid level on the basis of meter data for services and energy and corresponding tariffs and billing rates.

Swissgrid operates in a regulated market under the supervision of the regulatory authority Swiss Federal Electricity Commission (ElCom). The ElCom serves as «price monitor» in the electricity sector and checks the tariffs billed by Swissgrid.

Tariffs and remunreation rates for the transmission grid

  20191 20182 20173
Grid usage
Working tariff [cents/kWh]
0.19 0.23 0.25
Power tariff [CHF/MW] 31,100 38,200 41,000
Fixed basic tariff per weighted exit point [CHF/AP p.a.] 288,000 365,300 387,700
General ancillary services (AS)
General AS tariff for grid operators and end consumers connected to the transmission system [cents/kWh] 0.24 0.32 0.40
General AS tariff for Merchant Line operators (SR4 734.713.3) [cents/kWh] 0.02 0.03 0.04
Individual ancillary services
Individual AS tariff for active energy losses for distribution system operators and end consumers connected to the transmission system and for Merchant Line operators (SR4 734.713.3) [cents/kWh] 0.14 0.08 0.08
Individual AS tariff for reactive energy for active participants non-compliant with requirements (distribution system operators as well as end consumers and power plants in the transmission system, since 1st January 2011) [cents/kvarh]
0.42 1.51 1.75
Individual AS tariff for reactive energy for passive participants (distribution system operators and end consumers in the transmission system, since 1st January 2010) [Rp./kvarh]
0.42 1.51 1.75
Remuneration rate for active participants for reactive energy supplied according to requirements (distribution system operators and power plants in the transmission system) [cents/kvarh]
0.30 0.30 0.30
Balance group management
Balance group registration [EUR] 6,250 6,250 6,250

Net tariffs, excl. VAT

The tariffs and rates are given in Swiss francs, unless another currency has been given.

Swissgrid sets the tariffs for grid usage in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements. Swissgrid is entitled to adjust the tariffs within the framework of the legal and regulatory requirements. Swissgrid generally notifies grid users about tariffs in writing three months at the latest prior to the legally prescribed date of publication for grid operators.

1 In accordance with calculation Swissgrid Tariffs 2019 – Status: 23 March 2018
2 In accordance with calculation Swissgrid Tariffs 2018 – Status: 29 March 2017
3 In accordance with calculation Swissgrid Tariffs 2017 – Status: 23 March 2016
4 Systematic collection of the Federal Law


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