News Digest Item
20 Jan 2017

Power interconnector between Germany and Sweden


Germany and Sweden will build a 300 kilometre-long, 700 megawatt direct current power line connecting storage-rich Scandinavia with wind- and solar-powered continental Europe. “The cable improves the integration of renewable energies in the transmission grid and thus supports climate-friendly and cost efficient power generation. The European Single Market helps us design the Energiewende at low costs,” said Rainer Baake, German state secretary in the economy ministry, according to a press release by 50Hertz. German and Swedish transmission grid operators 50Hertz and Svenska kraftnät signed a cooperation agreement detailing existing plans for the 600-million-euro investment. The interconnector is to be in operation by 2025/26.

Read the 50Hertz press release in German here.

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

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