Last updated
June 13, 2024
Terms of use
Open use. Must provide the source.

Description

Electricity grids are of central importance as a link between production and consumption to ensure the security of electricity supply. Switzerland's electricity grid does not simply stop at the border with the rest of Europe, but is closely connected to neighbouring electricity grids. This is central to security of supply: If Switzerland needs additional electricity, it can be imported.

The physical flow of electricity or interconnection exchange is the amount of energy in gigawatt hours per hour (GWh/h) that flows between foreign countries and Switzerland via the cross-border power lines.

The import/export figure is the sum of the imported and exported electricity quantities during one day. A negative value means that Switzerland is exporting electricity in total. The trend arrow indicates the trend of Switzerland's import & export. A distinction is made between 4 cases: 1. if Switzerland imports more electricity overall than on average over the last 10 days, the arrow points upwards. 2. if Switzerland imports less electricity than on average over the last 10 days, the arrow points downwards. 2. if Switzerland imports less than the average over the last 10 days, the arrow points downwards. 3. in the case of exports, the arrow points downwards if Switzerland exports more than the average over the last 10 days. 4. if Switzerland exports less than average in the last 10 days, the arrow points upwards.

Disclaimer data

The data come from ENTSO-E. They are available per hour, but for simplicity they are summed up over the day for the BFE Dashboard and updated daily.

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Additional information

Identifier
107@bundesamt-fur-energie-bfe
Issued date
December 14, 2022
Modified date
June 13, 2024
Publisher
Bundesamt für Energie BFE
Contact points
Digital Innovation Office
Languages
Language independent
Further information
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Landing page
https://energiedashboard.ch
Documentation
Temporal coverage
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Spatial coverage
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Update interval
Daily
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