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13 Jun 2018

Digital technologies can replace future grid extensions – grid operator Tennet


The planners of future grid extensions in Germany must pay more attention to new technologies, according to grid operator Tennet. The company’s CEO, Lex Hartmann, said that the increasing digitalisation of power grids could replace the construction of thousands of kilometres of power lines after 2030, reports Jakob Schlandt in the Tagesspiegel. But the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) told the newspaper that the plans have already taken into account “all realistic innovations.”

Find a Tennet press release in German here.

For background, read the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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