News and media releases


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    Eight leading European transmission system operators launch a common initiative to support the energy system to reach carbon neutrality

    Reducing their carbon footprint and developing their transmission infrastructure to integrate renewables into the system and support electrification are the main ways they are helping to achieve this goal.
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    Important step towards integration of decentralised energy sources and consumers

    Swissgrid and ewz team up to launch the Equigy pilot project for coordination of transmission and distribution grid operators.
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    Old overhead line over the Gotthard Pass to be relocated to the new road tunnel

    The extra-high-voltage line over the Gotthard Pass is being relocated to a special service duct as part of the construction of the second road tunnel. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has given Swissgrid confirmation that no sectoral plan procedure needs to be carried out for this project.
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    Swissgrid achieves important milestones

    «Swissgrid achieved important successes in 2020. Both the health of employees and secure grid operation were constantly guaranteed thanks to the measures taken at an early stage», says Yves Zumwald, CEO of Swissgrid.
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    Bassecourt – Mühleberg voltage increase

    Green light for renovation work on the extra-high voltage line.
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    ElCom ruling in the case concerning volume- and tariff-related timing differences between 2011 and 2012 for grid usage at grid level 1

    The case concerned the examination of the chargeability of Swissgrid's operating and capital costs in the grid usage division.
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  • | Media release

    Tariffs 2022 for the Swiss transmission grid

    The tariffs for the transmission grid are set to increase for the first time in seven years. A household with an annual consumption of 4,500 kWh will pay an average of CHF 50 for Swissgrid’s services in 2022. This amounts to around 6 per cent of its annual electricity costs.
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    Extra-high-voltage line in Balzers

    Continued operation is intended to ensure a stable and reliable supply of electricity in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
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    Romanel substation

    The new Swissgrid and SiL facilities at the Romanel electrical substation are now in operation, contributing to supply security in French-speaking Switzerland and the stability of the power grid.
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  • | News

    APG joins Equigy

    Welcome APG! Swissgrid is delighted that the Austrian transmission system operator is joining the crowd balancing platform.
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