Transmission System Operators publish first drafts of the Grid Development Plans 2030
the four German transmission system operators (TSOs) 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW submitted the first drafts of the Grid Development Plan (GDP) 2030 (Version
2017) and the Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-GDP) 2030 (version 2017) to the German Federal Network Agency and published them on their website www.netzentwicklungsplan.de.
Cooperation agreement affirms German-Swedish direct current project "Hansa PowerBridge"
Transmission System Operators 50Hertz and Svenska kraftnät have signed a detailed cooperation agreement for the construction of the electricity interconnector between Germany and Sweden / Project schedule finalised / Important step towards achievement of European and German energy targets
Electricity flows between 50Hertz (Germany) and CEPS (Czech Republic) are regulated by phase-shifting transformers
The Czech transmission system operator CEPS has put into service two of the four phase shifting transformers (transformers with phase angle regulation) at the Hradec u Kadane substation. The commissioning was implemented in two steps at the beginning of January and last Friday. Since January 13, dispatchers thus can better regulate the electricity flows on one of the two lines connecting the system with the eastern part of Germany, keeping them within safety limits. The German transmission system operator 50Hertz is planning to launch similar devices at the Röhrsdorf substation in the second half of this year.
France joins international cooperation for frequency containment reserve
The first successful cross-border auction for frequency containment reserve (FCR) in cooperation with the French transmission system operator RTE took place on 10 January. This was announced by transmission system operators 50Hertz, Amprion, APG, Elia, RTE, Swissgrid, TenneT and TransnetBW. The weekly joint call for tenders for frequency containment reserve now includes Belgian, German, Dutch, Austrian, Swiss and for the first time French control power suppliers.
50Hertz dismantling 50 kilometres of obsolete overhead lines in Magdeburg area
Transmission system operator 50Hertz is currently dismantling two disused high-voltage transmission lines in the Magdeburg area. The end of the works is planned for March 2017. Joachim Löbe, head of overhead line projects at 50Hertz, stated: "When the work is completed, no trace will be left of our presence here. It is widely known and visible in many locations that we are expanding the electrical grid in view of the energy transition. However, few people know that we are also dismantling infrastructure that is no longer necessary to reduce the impact on the landscape."
State Secretary Baake gives go-ahead for WindNODE, the model region for smart energy in north-eastern Germany
On 06/12/2016, State Secretary Rainer Baake presented the funding decision for the WindNODE partner project to its representatives gathered in Berlin. After two years of preparation, this represents the official start of the model region for smart energy in north-eastern Germany. In the next four years, some 50 project partners will work together on common solutions for the integration of large quantities of renewable energy in the power grids with maximum efficiency. WindNODE covers all six east German federated states, including Berlin, and received the patronage of the six prime ministers. The region is already a national forerunner for renewable energy: about half of the electricity it consumes is provided by wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources.
Record feed-in at 50Hertz: over 13,000 megawatts of wind power securely integrated in the north-eastern German transmission grid
The feed-in of 13,212 megawatts (MW) worth of wind power on Thursday evening signified the first time the line of
13,000 MW was exceeded in the grid of 50Hertz, the transmission system Operator responsible for the north-east of Germany. Around 9 PM, its system management registered the new feed-in record caused by hurricane Theresa. The previous record for the 50Hertz grid dated back to 21 December last year, when the feed-in reached a height of 12,832 megawatts.
50Hertz obtains high sustainability rating from Vigeo Eiris (ESG rating)
Transmission System Operator 50Hertz clearly improves in ESG rating from Vigeo Eiris / Excellent result in categories Human Resources and Human Rights / 50Hertz CFO Marco Nix sees potential for further growth / ESG rating is an important element for sustainability activities and sustainable investment financing
EEG reform, new Electricity Market Act and digitalisation central themes of 8th EEG conference
Transmission System Operator 50Hertz organised 8th edition of annual EEG conference to exchange ideas with customers and partners / Balancing group management, digitalisation and implementation of the EEG amendment were discussed / Almost 200 participants for conference held at 50Hertz Netzquartier
About 200 participants gathered at the 8th EEG conference held by transmission system operator 50Hertz in Berlin to discuss this year's legislative changes with an impact on energy policy. Current trends and challenges in grid development and the integration of renewable energy sources were also widely discussed.
EEG surcharge for 2017: 6.880 cents per kilowatt-hour
Transmission system operators 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW announce the EEG surcharge for 2017 and the medium term forecast for renew-able energy feed-in as well as end consumption from 2017 to 2021.
Today, the four German transmission system operators published the forecast for expected feed-in from renewable generating units in 2017 as per the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) as well as the resulting EEG surcharge for 2017. The medium term forecast for RES (RES outlook) was also published. This outlook describes the probable evolution of feed-in from renewable generation units under the EEG for the following five years. In accordance with the legal requirements, forecast data on installed capacity, annual electricity input, financial support to be paid to plant operators and end consumer sales are published, along with other information.