The development of the electricity power grid plays a decisive role in the upgrading of the system of electricity power supply. The grid has to be adapted to meet new requirements. The upgrading and renewal of the distribution networks are progressing but slowly. The fault often lies with the protracted legal processes involved. The Energy Strategy 2050 will result in an acceleration of these procedures. In particular, access to the Federal Court will be limited; this will result in reaching a legally binding decision more rapidly. The Federal Council aims at making further improvements with the Strategy for Electrical Power Networks which it put before Parliament in April 2016 in a separate draft bill.