SuedLink: “Make every effort” to start operations in 2025
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) wants to “make every effort” to complete three direct current high-voltage power lines connecting Germany’s windy north with the power-hungry south by 2025, the agency says in its 2016 fourth quarter grid development status report. The projects, known as SuedLink and SuedOstLink, were originally scheduled for completion in 2022 when the last nuclear power plant is due to go offline. But BNetzA last year said that the decision by the federal government to preferably put new direct current transmission lines underground delayed the process by about three years.
Read a press release in German here, the report in German here, and find interactive maps in German here.
For background read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.