Additional Swissgrid share capital increase imminent
The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has approved the implementation of the planned valuation adjustment for the grid systems acquired on 3 January 2019. The corresponding amendments to the articles of incorporation are to be enacted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Federal Council in December 2019.
The new extra-high-voltage line between Ernen and Ulrichen has been brought into service mid-October 2019. The preliminary work for the next section between Ernen and Mörel-Filet will start in the coming year.
Adjustment of export capacities (NTC) on the northern border of Switzerland
In the summer of 2019, Swissgrid had to reduce export capacity to Germany (NTC) on the northern border of Switzerland to ensure reliable grid operation. A static NTC value of 4,000 MW had been agreed with neighbouring transmission system operators for export from Switzerland to Germany.
Swissgrid puts new transformer in Laufenburg into operation
The new transformer connects the 380 kV and 220 kV grid level and increases the capacity of the Laufenburg substation from 600 to 800 MVA. As an important grid element, it ensures the future supply of electricity to the Swiss population, even in the event of increased electricity consumption.