Axpo AG is the leading producer of electricity in Switzerland. The virtually CO2-free electricity is produced using nuclear, hydroelectric and new renewable energy sources. Annual sales amount to 24,000 million kWh. Together with their partners, Axpo has the most extensive grid infrastructure in Switzerland. Axpo is also actively engaged in the trading of electricity on the international markets.
The central energy and grid control center is located at the headquarters in Baden. It fulfils a wide range of tasks in 24/7 operations. The most important are:
The grid control ensures the balance between power consumption and generation. Short-term, unforeseen fluctuations in consumption or power plant outages require rapid, efficient action.
Network operation management
The continuous flow of electricity between power plants and consumers requires a well-functioning grid. This means that network elements that fail due to a fault must be reconnected as soon as possible or their defect must be rectified.