News Digest Item
02 Aug 2016

Expansion of power network delayed and expensive

Leipziger Volkszeitung

The 800 km “Südlink” cable from the North Sea to Baden-Württemberg and the 500 km south-east connection between Saxony-Anhalt and Bavaria will both not be finished before 2025, Ulrich Milde writes in the Leipziger Volkszeitung. The grid operators have to plan new cable routes since the government decided to put the cables underground to increase citizen support. Burying the cables will cost up to three times as much as the previously planned overland connections, the article says.

Read a CLEW dossier on the grid expansion.

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