News and media releases


  • | News

    Commissioning of the Ernen – Ulrichen line

    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.
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  • | Medienmitteilung

    Objections to the Bassecourt – Mühleberg grid project

    The voltage increase of the Bassecourt – Mühleberg extra-high-voltage line will be delayed due to objections submitted to the Federal Administrative Court.
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  • | News

    Update on the adjustment of export capacities (NTC) on the northern border of Switzerland

    Swissgrid is cooperating with the neighbouring transmission system operators to optimise cross-border capacities so as to provide market participants maximum capacities.
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  • | News

    Analysis of the grid security violation on 20 May 2019 available

    Swissgrid investigated the strained situation in the Swiss transmission grid from 20 May 2019. The analysis shows that different factors played a major role in the violation of certain grid elements.
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  • Between La Punt and Zernez, the pylons currently carry a line on only one side.
    | News

    50 new pylons for the Pradella – La Punt line

    The 50-kilometer extra-high-voltage line between Pradella and La Punt is being expanded. Based on an evaluation of the pylon statics, it was decided to replace rather than reinforce 50 pylons.
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  • Open house
    | News

    Crowds flock to the Gäbihübel: Bözberg visitor centre declared open

    Swissgrid successfully inaugurated the new Bözberg visitor centre on 6 and 7 September 2019.
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  • | News

    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.
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  • | Media release

    Swissgrid issues a long-term corporate bond

    Swissgrid Ltd successfully placed a corporate bond issue on the capital market on 2 September 2019. The CHF 125 million, 30 ¾-year bond issue has a coupon of 0.05 per cent.
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  • | News

    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.
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  • | Media release

    Albula Pass: Completion of repairs and commissioning of the 380 kV Pradella – Sils lines

    Swissgrid has completed the repair work for the damaged lines on the Albula Pass. They were put back in service on schedule at the end of July.
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