Media releases


Swissgrid decides on further efficiency measures

The Board of Directors of Swissgrid confirmed the additional measures proposed by the Executive Board to increase efficiency and reduce costs at its last meeting.


Irene Fischbach becomes new Head of Communications

Irene Fischbach has been named the new Head of Corporate Communications.


Amendments to articles of incorporation and election of replacement member of Board of Directors

At today’s extraordinary General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd, shareholders agreed to the Board of Directors’ proposals regarding the creation of two share categories.


Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard opens Swissgrid's second control centre in Prilly near Lausanne

In the past, Swissgrid relied solely on the control centre in Laufenburg to coordinate power transmissions over Switzerland's extra-high-voltage grid.


Swissgrid issues another corporate bond

Today Swissgrid Ltd successfully placed another bond on the capital market. The coupon rate of the 15-year bond amounting to CHF 150 million is 0.625%.


Niederwil–Obfelden grid construction project: Planning territory fixed for 380 kV line

The monitoring group deployed by the SFOE, comprising representatives of federal government, cantons and environmental organisations, has recommended a planning territory for the proposed 380-kV line from Niederwil (AG) to Obfelden (ZH).


Election nomination by the Board of Directors of Swissgrid Ltd

Ronald Trächsel is to be added to the Board of Directors of Swissgrid Ltd.


Capital increases approved in the amount of CHF 36.3 million

At the extraordinary General Assembly of Swissgrid Ltd on 4 December 2014, shareholders agreed to the proposals of the Board of Directors.


Gommer line: Underground cabling study for Binna crossing concluded

Swissgrid and SBB have completed the feasibility study and submitted it to the SFOE.


Wattenwil – Mühleberg line: Project for upgrade remains suspended until further notice

There are no plans for a study for an underground cable for the time being.


Swissgrid acquires further transmission grids and plans share capital increases for that purpose

The Board of Directors of Swissgrid Ltd has resolved the acquisition of further parts of the transmission grid as of 5 January 2015 and will apply to the shareholders for the necessary capital increase.