Amprion starts public dialogue on power line
German grid operator Amprion has started an early public consultation process on possible routes for a 300 km direct current underground power line to transport electricity “from the wind-rich north to the consumption centres in western and southern Germany”, the company announced in a press release. The public dialogue that will last until early 2018 is thought to prevent possible opposition from local residents, writes Rheinische Post in a separate article. Last week, grid operators TenneT and TransnetBW had published route suggestions for the controversial power line SuedLink.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.