ENTSO-E welcomes the opening of discussions between the EU and Switzerland and in particular the work on an electricity agreement between the EU and Switzerland, which is crucial for the secure and efficient functioning of the synchronously interconnected European transmission grid.

An electricity agreement would be key to the reinforcement of grid stability and to the strengthening of the security of supply both in Switzerland and in the EU. In addition, the agreement would also help regulate Swissgrid’s access to the regional structures and processes for grid operation, providing long-term legal certainty in operations.

ENTSO-E looks forward to the continuation of this positive cooperation, as well as to a timely conclusion of negotiations on an electricity agreement.

To learn more about the benefits of an electricity agreement between the European Union and Switzerland, read Swissgrid’s blogpost: “Why Switzerland needs an electricity agreement”.

Press contact: media@entsoe.eu


ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, is the association for the cooperation of the European transmission system operators (TSOs). The 40 member TSOs, representing 36 countries, are responsible for the secure and coordinated operation of Europe’s electricity system, the largest interconnected electrical grid in the world. In addition to its core, historical role in technical cooperation, ENTSO-E is also the common voice of TSOs.

Swissgrid is the national Transmission System Operator. It is responsible for the safe operation and monitoring of the Swiss transmission grid. Swissgrid is a founding member of ENTSO-E.