«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.
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.
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.
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.