In summer 2013, Swissgrid organized the first information events concerning the first expansion project with partial cabling of 380 kV in Switzerland. On the line between Beznau and Birr, four of the five segments have already been approved and completed for 2x380 kilovolts. The present project only deals with one segment, for which, according to a Federal Supreme Court decision, partial underground cabling applies to a small section. So the plan submitted by Swissgrid represents a project modification to the planning submission of 2004. There will be 1.2 km of partial underground cabling in the Bözberg area. The connections at both ends of the partial cabling will be upgraded to 2x380 kilovolts.
In collaboration with all the partners of the project, Swissgrid presented the details of the project to local, regional and national authorities, stakeholders, the media and the local population. The approx. 100 participants seized the opportunity to receive comprehensive information on the project and the subject of underground cabling. They could pose their questions directly to the people responsible for the planning and implementation of the line. Different stands were spread throughout the venue that displayed information on various topics. The discussions were lively and the feedback was very positive.