As a link between production and consumption, grids are of central importance for the electricity supply system. The "Electricity Grid Strategy" introduces new legal framework conditions for grid development. Its main objective is to secure the timely development of the electricity grids in line with demand in order to guarantee supply security – i.e. the right grid at the right time:
- Criteria for the planning and optimization of the electricity grids
- Optimization of licensing procedures for transmission line projects
- Regulations for deciding whether to use cabling or overhead lines
- Increased acceptance of transmission line projects
On 13 April 2016, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the Federal Act on the modernization and expansion of the electricity grids (Electricity Grid Strategy) and submitted it to the Parliament. Parliament approved the law proposal on 15 December 2017. The amendments to the legislation are expected to come into force in the second quarter of 2019.
This page contains all relevant information and documentation relating to the "Electricity Grids Strategy".