News and media releases


  • | 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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  • | Media release

    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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  • | Media release

    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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  • | Media release

    Konrad Zöschg to become CIO of Swissgrid as of 1 August 2021

    The Board of Directors has appointed Konrad Zöschg (44) as CIO and member of the Executive Board of Swissgrid.
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    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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  • | Media release

    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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  • | Media release

    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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  • | Media release

    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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  • | Media release

    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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