Energizing the future – this gets to the very heart of Swissgrid's function and responsibility in providing Switzerland with a reliable and sustainable electrical power supply. As the national grid company, Swissgrid operates the transmission grid (the "electricity super highways") and monitors it around the clock. This young company employs more than 390 highly qualified people from 17 countries at its sites in Laufenburg, Frick and Vevey. Rising electricity consumption, new power plants and the need to feed in electricity from renewable energies make the grid's modernisation necessary. This is a project of national importance because the Swiss electricity grid is not only of key importance in ensuring the security of the country's electrical power supply but also in terms of its contribution to our economy. All those who work for Swissgrid are committed to the future of Switzerland’s energy.