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19 Jun 2018

Grid operator plans cable under Baltic Sea to store German wind power in Sweden


A 300-kilometre power cable under the Baltic Sea will transport excess German wind power to Swedish hydropower plants, according to plans by German grid operator 50Hertz and Swedish company Svenska kraftnät, Andre Wornowski reports for regional newspaper Ostsee-Zeitung. Work on the 650-million euro project, Hansa Powerbridge, is scheduled to begin in 2023. “The grids are overloaded because we produce more renewable power than is needed locally,” 50Hertz told the newspaper.
Another of Germany’s four major grid operators, TenneT, is currently building a 620-kilometre cable called Nordlink that will connect the German grid to Norwegian hydropower plants.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the factsheet German offshore wind power – output, business and perspectives and the dossier Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid.

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