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Power grids

Power grids are the lifeline of modern society. They transport electricity from the power plant to the consumer. The route there leads over the transmission and distribution grids. Axpo maintains its own grid infrastructure in Switzerland. The Axpo distribution grids connect the transmission grid of the national grid company, Swissgrid, to customer distribution grids.

Axpo grids supply all of Northeastern Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, as well as parts of the cantons of Graubünden and Wallis with electricity. The supply area with three million residents and a prospering economy covers one third of Switzerland.

Axpo’s top priority is supply security. This means that the desired quantity of energy in the required quality must be available in the power grid at reasonable grid utilisation prices at all times. To do so, power grids must be operated, monitored, maintained and if necessary expanded or replaced. Thanks to investments in grid infrastructure, Axpo achieves a high grid stability and reliability.

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