Swissgrid in the 2022 financial year: challenges successfully overcome
Swissgrid’s 2022 financial year was dominated by the challenges on the European energy market and the additional tasks entrusted to Swissgrid by the Federal Council to maintain Switzerland’s security of supply.
Nell Reimann is to become a member of the Executive Board of Swissgrid
The Board of Directors has appointed Nell Reimann (56) as Head of Business Unit Market and a member of the Executive Board of Swissgrid as of 1st July 2023. She will succeed Maurice Dierick, who has decided to leave Swissgrid as of 30 June 2023.
Swissgrid receives «Prime» status in the ISS ESG sustainability rating
The sustainability rating agency ISS ESG has awarded Swissgrid «Prime» status for its sustainability performance. In doing so, it confirms Swissgrid’s commitment to placing the emphasis on sustainability in its activities.
Extra-high voltage for the temporary reserve power plant in Birr
The grid connection for the Birr reserve power plant has been ready since 24 February 2023. Swissgrid set up the grid connection in record time. The Federal Council has enacted various measures to increase security of supply in winter. Among other things, it has tasked Swissgrid with establishing the grid connection for the Birr reserve power plant.
Temporary voltage increase on the Bickigen – Chippis and Bassecourt – Mühleberg lines
Swissgrid is making the necessary technical and operational preparations to operate the Bickigen – Chippis and Bassecourt – Mühleberg lines at 380 kV on a temporary basis in the event of a critical supply situation.
The supply of electricity in the consumer centres in and around Aargau, Zurich and Lucerne is to be improved and ensured in the long term. On 31 August 2022, the Federal Council defined the planning corridor for constructing a new transmission line with a voltage of 380 kilovolts (kV) between Niederwil (AG) and Obfelden (ZH).
Electricity has been flowing along the upgraded extra-high-voltage line between Pradella and La Punt since 11 November 2022. This will eliminate a congestion point in the Swiss transmission grid. The Pradella – La Punt line is important for the security of supply in the canton of the Grisons and in Switzerland as a whole. As an alternative measure for the project, 1,100 distribution system pylons have been dismantled in the Engadin.