Swissgrid at a glance

«We transport electricity. Essential for Switzerland. Indispensible for Europe. A driving force that provides quality of life for millions of people. Today and tomorrow.»

Swissgrid is the national grid company, and in its capacity as owner of the transmission system it ensures the secure, reliable and cost-effective operation of the Swiss high-voltage grid.

Swissgrid employs more than 400 highly qualified people from 17 countries at its sites in Laufenburg, Frick and Vevey.

As a member of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), it is also responsible for coordination and grid usage in the cross-border exchange of electricity in Europe.

Swissgrid is wholly owned by the Swiss electricity companies Axpo Power, Alpiq, Alpiq Suisse, BKW, Axpo Trading, CKW and other shareholders.

 

Facts and figures on the Swiss transmission system

Real-time meter data

25‘000

Electricity pylons

15‘000

Grid length in kilometres

6‘700

Real-time grid simulations per day

1‘000

Power plants

900

Swissgrid employees

400

Daily hours in operation

24

Grid

1

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