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  • Without interrupting the transmission of electricity

    Since 5 November 2021, the electricity produced by the hydroelectric power plant in Fionnay in Valais has been transported via Swissgrid’s 220 kV Fionnay–Riddes overhead line.
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  • Swissgrid augments its reality

    Swissgrid augments its reality

    Swissgrid is testing the use of augmented reality glasses for substation inspections in a pilot project with Rimon Technologies GmbH, an ETH spin-off. The initial results and feedback from employees and service providers are promising.
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  • Habitat under extra-high-voltage masts

    Thanks to the initiative by naturschutzlösungen and Pro Natura, a new habitat is being created for yellow-bellied toads — under Swissgrid extra-high-voltage masts, of all places.
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  • Located in the heart of Europe

    Security of supply: solutions needed now

    At a technical level, Swissgrid is doing everything needed to maintain secure system operation. However, private-law agreements between transmission system operators are not an adequate substitute for an electricity agreement in the long term. Swissgrid is reaching the limits of possible solutions at a technical level.
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  • Resilience in the transmission grid: Human factor

    The third part of the blog series on the topic of resilience in the transmission grid looks at the human factor. We explain how Swissgrid defines processes to minimise the risk of errors by every single employee as well as how we mitigate the effects of errors.
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  • Stars from the Rosinli, Switzerland

    Teamwork across national borders

    In a three-part blog series, we explain how Swissgrid creates resilience in the transmission grid in the areas of installations, operation and supply as well as in relation to the human factor. In the second part of this series, we turn our attention to the area of supply.
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  • Safety is the top priority

    In a three-part blog series, we explain how Swissgrid creates resilience in the transmission grid in the areas of installations, operation and supply as well as in relation to the human factor. The first part of this series is dedicated to installations and operation.
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  • This is what a Tribot looks like in detail

    Technology is here to create change

    When it comes to Jamie Paik’s robots, size doesn’t matter. The miniature devices make the most of their abilities by working together. The researcher wants her work to inspire others, but she has also had to answer some critical questions.
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  • Gaining distance

    How laser scanning data helps to ensure that trees under power lines are felled in time.
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  • The baptism of the mini-tunneller

    An extra-high-voltage line delivered ready for use

    For the first time in the company’s history, Swissgrid has awarded a general contractor mandate for the construction of an extra-high-voltage line: the Vertiaz consortium has been commissioned to design and build the entire underground cable link between La Bâtiaz substation and Le Verney in Martigny, Valais.
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