Swissgrid

As Switzerland’s national grid operator, Swissgrid oversees the operation, maintenance, modernization and expansion of 6,700 kilometers of high-voltage grid infrastructure.
Swissgrid

Investment year

0

Ownership stake

0 %

Industrial partners

The presented companies are provided for illustrative purposes only in order to showcase the past activity of EIP.
This website is not a marketing communication/advertising/financial promotion related to any fund, securities,financial instruments or any financial services or products. Please contact our team if you wish to obtain further information.

6,700 kilometers of 380 and 220 kilovolt networks

Established in 2006 during the gradual liberalization of the Swiss electricity market, Swissgrid owns, operates, and controls the Swiss electricity transmission grid. Responsible for inspecting, maintaining and expanding the transmission infrastructure, which includes lines, substations and switchgears, Swissgrid also monitors the grid to ensure a consistent balance between electricity production and consumption. Funding for Swissgrid comes from regulated tariffs applied to all electricity consumers.

An attractive, integral transmission asset

The backbone of electricity supply

The backbone of electricity supply

In its role as an impartial entity managing the transmission grid, Swissgrid ensures the stability of electricity supply throughout Switzerland.

Regulated profits

Regulated profits

Within the legal framework, volume-related risks are largely eliminated. Swissgrid’s earnings before interest are regulated by multiplying the invested operating assets by the regulated capital cost rate.

Natural and legally-anchored monopoly

Natural and legally-anchored monopoly

Due to significant construction costs and the advantages of scale, the electricity transmission sector naturally forms a monopoly, as is anchored in the law. Consequently, Swissgrid faces minimal competitive pressures or strict ownership restrictions from the state.

Expansion

Expansion

Swissgrid is continuously investing in the modernization and expansion of its network, which is in line with anticipated future needs.

Learn more about our investment services

Learn more about our investment services

More case studies

Fluxys - desktop Fluxys - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Fluxys

28,000 km of pipelines for gas transmission across Europe, Brazil and Oman.

Transmission Global 2023
Electra - desktop Electra - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Electra

An innovative French company dedicated to revolutionizing electric vehicle charging.

Transmission Global 2023
Repsol Renovables - desktop Repsol Renovables - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Repsol Renovables

A Global renewable energy platform, with an extensive and technologically diversified pipeline of projects.

Renewables Global 2022
Boralex - desktop Boralex - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Boralex

French platform with 75 strategically located wind and solar plants.

Renewables France 2022
BayWa r.e. - desktop BayWa r.e. - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

BayWa r.e.

A renewable energy platform with a development potential greater than 22 gigawatts.

Renewables Global 2021
Arkona - desktop Arkona - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Arkona

A fully operational 378 megawatts offshore wind park located 35 kilometers northeast of Rügen, an island in the German Baltic Sea.

Renewables Germany 2019
Alpiq - desktop Alpiq - mobile

Swiss Energy Infrastructure

Alpiq

Switzerland’s second-largest hydropower portfolio with a capacity of approximately 3,300 megawatts.

System flexibility Switzerland 2019
Sunscreen - desktop Sunscreen - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Sunscreen

A 130 megawatts photovoltaic portfolio in Italy and Slovakia.

Renewables Italy 2018
Transitgas - desktop Transitgas - mobile

Swiss Energy Infrastructure

Transitgas

A gas transmission pipeline with a strategic location ensuring the secure provision of energy supply for Switzerland, France, Germany and Italy.

Transmission Switzerland 2016
Mirror - desktop Mirror - mobile

European Energy Infrastructure

Mirror

A 250 megawatts portfolio of five concentrated solar power plants with parabolic trough technology in Spain.

Renewables Spain 2019