Media releases


Swissgrid acquires share capital of HGRT

Swissgrid acquires share capital of Holding des Gestionnaires de Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (“HGRT”).


Swissgrid to acquire further transmission grid systems and plans share capital increases for that purpose

The Board of Directors of Swissgrid has resolved to acquire further transmission grid systems as of 4 January 2016 and will propose the necessary capital increase to the shareholders.


CEO Pierre-Alain Graf leaves Swissgrid

Following the successful conclusion of the transfer of the extra-high-voltage grids and the strategic and organisational realignment of the company, Pierre-Alain Graf, CEO of Swissgrid, has decided to leave the company and to take a new direction in his professional life.


Successful test for more electricity import capacity on the northern border

Swissgrid was able to significantly raise the capacity for the import of electricity on the northern border during a test between February and April 2015.


Swissgrid will in future pay no grid connection costs

This is an internationally recognised approach, which is already applied in Switzerland at lower grid levels.


Swissgrid General Assembly: All proposals of the Board of Directors accepted

At today's annual general assembly of Swissgrid, the Swiss electricity grid operator, all the proposals of the Board of Directors were accepted.


Consultation on the Transmission Lines Sectoral Plan and the Study on the Reorganisation of the High-Voltage Grids

The plan to upgrade the power line between Airolo and Lavorgo is strategically important for the completion of a national and international grid.