The sectoral plan for transmission lines is the overriding planning instrument for new power lines in Switzerland. During this procedure, possible conflicts are identified, solutions developed and in the end the best possible corridor for the new line is determined. Throughout the process, an advisory group is regularly consulted.
It consists of representatives of the following institutions:
During discussions, project specific knowledge is exchanged and possible areas of conflicts are identified. Together with the group, a scoping document for the Environmental Impact Assessment, which is conducted during the next stage, the plan approval procedure, is compiled.