News and media releases


  • | News

    New members join international FCR cooperation

    The transmission system operators from Denmark and Slovenia have joined the international cooperation for primary control power (frequency containment reserves, FCR) in which Swissgrid is also involved. The cooperation increases the efficiency of the FCR market.
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    Transfer of the extra-high-voltage grid to Swissgrid

    The Swiss Federal Electricity Commission (ElCom) has issued several rulings whose implementation will result in an increase in Swissgrid’s non-current assets. On this basis, Swissgrid will raise the remuneration for a number of former transmission system owners.
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    Relief for the villages and valley in Surses (GR)

    Swissgrid submitted two different planning corridors to the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) to replace the existing extra-high-voltage line between Marmorera and Tinzen. The line is used to carry energy from the hydroelectric power plants in Bregaglia.
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    10 leading transmission system operators launch joint initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    This greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction effort will tackle their own carbon footprint while also addressing much greater opportunities at system level, driven by electrification and the integration of renewable electricity sources (RES).
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    TenneT, Swissgrid and Terna found Equigy joint venture

    Following the successful completion of the pilot project in Switzerland, Swissgrid is now founding the joint venture Equigy with the transmission system operators TenneT (Netherlands/Germany) and Terna (Italy).
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    Swissgrid connects talented individuals with the grid

    Swissgrid is responsible for the safe, stable and secure operation of the Swiss transmission system. This takes the best specialists. Therefore Swissgrid launched its employer branding campaign in December 2020. The guiding principle is «establishing connections».
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    Swissgrid issues another corporate bond

    On 6 November 2020 Swissgrid Ltd successfully placed a bond worth CHF 130 million on the capital market.
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    Successful start to automated intraday allocation of capacity

    Swissgrid and the Austrian transmission system operator APG began the automated intraday allocation of capacity at the border between Switzerland and Austria at 10 pm on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.
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    La Bâtiaz – Le Verney underground cable link

    Swissgrid has begun drilling work on the underground extra-high-voltage cable link between the La Bâtiaz substation and Le Verney in Martigny.
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    Secure connection between Haslital and Obergoms

    A number of options for the new extra-high-voltage line between Innertkirchen and Ulrichen are on the table.
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