Media releases


Extra-high-voltage line Pradella – La Punt: Plans for expansion approved

The line will be upgraded to 2 x 380 kV by means of an additional line covering a length of 49 kilometres, which will eliminate grid congestion.


Swissgrid shareholders approve all resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors

Andreas Rickenbacher now holds the office of the canton’s representative on the Board of Directors.


Swissgrid increases efficiency and looks back at a successful 2015

Thanks to further consolidation of our operational activities and the careful management of the transmission system along with the associated market activities, we were able to further increase our efficiency.


Slightly falling tariffs for the transmission grid in 2017

The average financial burden on electricity consumers due to the transmission grid operated by Swissgrid will fall slightly in 2017.


Swissgrid appoints Yves Zumwald as its Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has appointed Yves Zumwald (48), the former Head of business unit Grid, as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.


Fadri Ramming leaves Swissgrid Board of Directors

Fadri Ramming has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Swissgrid Ltd since 2006.


Measures taken and mild winter weather result in sustained easing of the situation

The noticeable easing of the energy supply and grid situation since Christmas 2015 and in January 2016 has continued in February.