Electricity is always flowing and the energy sector is always active – 24/7, 365 days a year. New grid projects, exciting facts about electricity, digitalisation, innovations, the environment – we regularly publish informative articles on a wide range of topics. Always up-to-date, always with our finger on the pulse. Welcome to our blog!

  • Shortage of skilled labour – a problem for the grid?

    Even grid operators are suffering from a shortage of skilled labour. How serious is the problem? And how can it be solved? We asked two employer branding experts.
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  • «The electricity supply of the future needs both copper and intelligence»

    More and more solar plants, heat pumps and charging stations are being installed in Switzerland. What does this mean for the distribution grid? We asked two specialists from Energie Thun AG.
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  • Everyone benefits from a harmonious relationship with the EU

    The relationship between Switzerland and the EU poses challenges for all Swiss electricity market players. In the summer of 2023, the Federal Council adopted benchmarks for a negotiating mandate with the EU, thereby driving forward the relationship. The decision on the negotiating mandate is now imminent. In an interview, Marc Ritter, CEO of AEW Energie AG, explains the significance of this development and of a potential electricity agreement with the EU for a Swiss power supply company.
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  • Where things stand 200 years later

    Possible power shortages, power system failures, blackouts – these were topics of much discussion last year. Why is the electricity grid reaching its limits and what is Swissgrid doing to counteract this?
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  • Der Weg zur zivilen Nutzung der Kernenergie

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  • How a unified Swiss electricity grid came into being

    Electricity was never invented – it has always existed. It is a natural phenomenon. But everything relating to electricity was invented: how we produce it, how we transport it to businesses and households, and how we use it in everyday life.
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  • The grid of the future needs the cantons

    When it comes to the grid of the future, the cantons are an important player too. In an interview, two experts discuss how they could play an even greater role.
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  • Do electromagnetic fields affect our health?

    A technical report commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) on the electromagnetic fields generated by power technologies has recently been published.
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  • «As far as possible, energy should be produced where it is consumed.»

    If the switch to renewable energies is to succeed, there needs to be more electrification and networking of buildings and mobility both regionally and locally. A conversation with Dr Kristina Orehounig, Head of the Urban Energy Systems department at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa).
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    The grid must always be taken into account when installing a solar plant

    Large solar plants are to be built in the Swiss mountains by as early as 2025. This represents a challenge for grid operators: they have to implement the grid connections.
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  • Unplanned flows in the grid – a risk for Switzerland

    The grid capacity of the Swiss transmission grid is precisely calculated to the nearest quarter of an hour. If unplanned electricity suddenly flows through our grid, i.e. electricity that was not foreseen in the calculations, this can cause overloads of grid elements.
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  • A Swissgrid pylon at the Swiss Museum of Transport

    The new «Experience Energy!» exhibition was inaugurated at the Swiss Museum of Transport on 4 April 2023. Swissgrid features in it.
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