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Swiss Spooked By Blackout Risks After EU Raises No-Deal Stakes

  • Concerns rise in Switzerland about stability of power grid
  • EU won’t recognize Swiss certificates of origin as of July 1
Electricity Power Lines
Photographer: Bloomberg Creative Photos/Bloomberg

The small Swiss town of Laufenburg has been a symbol of Europe’s integrated electricity network ever since the grids of Switzerland, Germany and France were linked there in 1958.

For more than 60 years, “the Star of Laufenburg,” as the switching substation is called, has helped ensure a stable supply of power for Switzerland and the rest of Europe as power consumption soared in the post-World War II era.