Swissgrid maintains active and transparent dialogue with stakeholders from the world of politics. The focus is on issues such as challenges in the European context, security of supply and the energy reform, as well as local grid expansion. The combination of the lack of an electricity agreement, the considerable expansion of renewable energies with volatile production and sluggish grid expansion presents a challenge for the operation of the transmission grid. Open, constructive dialogue with every element of society is crucial if such challenges are to be overcome.

For this reason, Swissgrid holds regular discussions with representatives of the worlds of politics and administration at national, cantonal and communal levels.

Your contact

Andrea Mäder

Public Affairs Manager

Position papers

Position paper to legislative proposals:

A common framework for all storage technologies
Permanent exemption from the grid usage fee

Swissgrid position paper (in German)

20.4275 Motion by the SVP group

Guaranteeing the security of the electricity supply by means of technical agreements with neighbouring countries

Swissgrid position paper (in German)

20.4190 Interpellation by NR Martina Munz, SP

Do conflicts of interest endanger grid stability in Switzerland?

Swissgrid position paper (in German)

20.3054 Postulate by the SVP group

Phase-shifters at the national borders on the international high-voltage grid

Swissgrid position paper (in German)

We will be happy to provide you with position papers on completed motions if required.


Statements in response to legislative proposals

  • | Media release

    Statement in response to the Energy Act (EnG): The legal framework must also support the integration of renewable energies into the overall system.

    By revising the Energy Act (EnG), the Federal Council is looking to create more incentives for expanding domestic renewable energies, while also ensuring the long-term security of supply. For this to succeed, the legal framework must also support the integration of renewable energies into the overall system. This requires measures such as consistent optimisation and acceleration of the approval processes for grid projects, innovative solutions for load management, an electricity agreement with the EU, as well as better data exchange.

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  • | Media release

    Statement in response to the Electricity Supply Act (StromVG): Swissgrid welcomes the political debate on security of supply

    Prompted by the revision of the Federal Electricity Supply Act (StromVG), the ongoing debate on security of supply in Switzerland is urgently needed. However, Swissgrid questions the recently proposed solution regarding the storage reserve and, in terms of its specific organisation, sees a considerable need to clarify the competences and responsibilities of the individual players. The targeted market liberalisation will have a positive effect on the transmission grid.

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