News Digest Item
31 Oct 2018

Work underway on first power grid connection between Germany and Belgium


German power grid operator Amprion and its Belgian counterpart Elia have started building the first power grid connection between the two countries, according to an article by German newswire dpa carried by business weekly Wirtschaftswoche. Amprion said the 90 kilometre direct current cable will increase supply security and stabilise the grid, while state premier Armin Laschet from the bordering region of North Rhine-Westphalia said it was a milestone for cross-border power supply and the integration of European energy markets.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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