Business continuity management with a focus on the effects of a power shortage

Swiss Federal Railways

Key facts

SBB is the largest rail transport company in Switzerland. It operates passenger and freight transport services and, as the system leader for traction power supply, also supplies other infrastructure operators. Rail transport consumes 2,300GWh of electricity per year, while the group uses an additional 300GWh. Risks to energy supply have increased across Europe due to the war in Ukraine. An electricity shortage has been a real possibility since the winter of 2022/23 in particular.