News Digest Item
07 Aug 2018

Electricity network operators push forward with grid expansion

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Germany’s transmission system operators are moving ahead with plans to build electricity highways connecting the northern and southern parts of the country, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. Beginning in the middle of the next decade, four lines over three routes will mainly supply wind power from the north to the south, the article says. Some of the lines will be placed underground, increasing the expansion’s overall costs, according to the article. The application and planning procedures for the cable connections are currently in progress, with a detailed expansion plan due to be released in the spring of 2019, the article says.

For background, read the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid and the factsheet Set-up and challenges of Germany’s power grid.

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