News and media releases


  • | Media release

    Swissgrid submits the planning approval procedure for Airolo – Lavorgo

    Swissgrid is increasing the capacity of the extra-high voltage lines between the Ticino substations in Airolo and Lavorgo. It is the first time in Switzerland that a grid expansion project has been developed in such close cooperation with the canton.
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    Publication of the third report on the regional Generation Adequacy Assessment

    The report contains the main outcomes of the third edition of the Pentalateral Generation Adequacy Assessment (PLEF GAA 3.0). The study was conducted by the transmission system operators (TSOs) of the seven countries that cooperate in the Pentalateral Energy Forum (PLEF) on behalf of their respective ministries.
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  • | Media release

    The underground cable is live

    Swissgrid has converted the existing line between Beznau and Birr to 380 kV. It marks the first time that an extended section of an extra-high voltage line has been laid underground. On 19 May, Swissgrid successfully commissioned the line a year earlier than planned.
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    Swissgrid shareholders approve all proposals by the Board of Directors

    All the proposals by the Board of Directors were approved at the 14th Annual General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd held today.
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    Transmission Code and Balancing Concept

    The intensive, effective collaboration between the technical experts from the electricity industry and Swissgrid‘s specialists was well worth the effort. The new Transmission Code and Balancing Concept have been approved by the VSE Board and enter into force on 7 May 2020.
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    Swissgrid launches Equigy

    Through the use of blockchain technology, Equigy enables the integration of small, decentralised units into the control energy market.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid is in a solid position and supports innovative solutions for the electricity market

    «In a challenging year, Swissgrid laid the foundation to successfully meet the challenges of the energy future in Switzerland and in Europe», says Yves Zumwald, CEO of Swissgrid.
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    Power Transmission System Operators are working full speed and across borders to keep the light on in Europe

    The Electricity Transmission System Operators of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland are regularly coordinating their efforts to do the utmost to limit the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on people, electricity supply and the economy in Europe.
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    COVID-19: Electricity TSOs mobilized to maintain grid stability and security of supply

    Despite unprecedented circumstances, all European power systems are operating currently in a normal mode.
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  • | Media release

    Tariffs for the transmission grid

    A household with an annual consumption of 4,500 kWh will continue to pay an average of CHF 44.00 for Swissgrid services in 2021. This amounts to around 5 per cent of annual electricity costs.
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