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Swissgrid warns of a lack of electricity agreement with the EU

The Swiss electricity grid operator, Swissgrid makes the lack of a current agreement with the EU – not least because Switzerland is dependent on imports of electricity. Cooperation on the part of Swissgrid in the case of international cooperation could be jeopardised due to the lack of electricity agreement between Switzerland and the EU, the company said on Wednesday.

The agreement had led to the exclusion of the Switzerland in that part of the area in which the load flow will be coordinated. The led according to the Swissgrid to an increase in unplanned electricity flows through Switzerland. The exclusion has a negative impact on the reliability of the network and leads to rising costs and a decline in solidarity among the network operators.

Also, the available import capability decreases. In imports, Switzerland is instructed in the Winter due to the absence of domestic production. Swissgrid is therefore dealt with all of the continental European transmission network operators a solution to these problems.

Lower personnel expenses

Financially, the new in Aarau resident, Swissgrid has to be a good year. The electricity network operator, has achieved last year a profit of 65.6 million Swiss francs. This is the same as in 2017. The operating expenses were reduced by means of efficiency measures to 14.9 million Swiss francs. Considerably of 5.6 million francs in staff costs.

The investments in the remodelling of the transmission network should be the same as last year. The electricity network operator, expects profits to remain unchanged Figures.

in 2018, could take Swissgrid in the Canton of Valais and Aargau with the construction of two major transmission line projects in the framework of the project "Strategic network 2025". In Bözberg AG, the first underground cabling of the 380 kV voltage level, is currently being built in Switzerland.

Also on the section between Chamoson, VS, and Chippis VS of the first power poles is now in course of construction. Domestic production to fully utilize and increase the import capability should be accelerated the modernization of the transmission network, however, informed Swissgrid.

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Created: 03.04.2019, 09:51 PM

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