Swissgrid at a glance

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 about 450 highly qualified people from 24 countries at its sites in Laufenburg, Frick and Prilly. 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’s mission

«We are building the transmission grid of the future and operating it reliably, efficiently and free of discrimination to serve the Swiss economy.

Together with our partners from Switzerland and abroad, we use market-based solutions to further develop the energy system.

Safety is the top priority in everything we do.»


Facts and figures on the Swiss transmission system

Real-time meter data

25‘000

Electricity pylons

12‘000

Grid length in kilometres

6‘700

Real-time grid simulations per day

1‘000

Swissgrid employees

450

Daily hours in operation

24

Grid

1

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