Every day electricity from energy producers finds its way to the power socket in your home: at the right time, in the right quantity and at prices in line with the market.
Swissgrid operates the Swiss transmission system and secures the transport of energy across long distances. The Swiss grid has two main tasks:
- Transport electricity from the producing power plant to the end consumer via the transmission system. Electricity reaches domestic power sockets via regional and local system distributors.
- Electricity is traded, exported and imported in Europe. Situated at the heart of Europe, Switzerland has an important role as a transit country: electricity exports from Germany to Italy travel via Switzerland and the same happens for the East-West axis.
The Swiss transmission system is 6,700 kilometres long, about the distance from Zurich to Washington, D.C. The Swiss transmission system is connected to those of the neighbouring countries at over 40 points.