Transmission System Operators publish second drafts of grid development plans 2030
Remarks from the public consultation were taken into account for the grid development plans
The transmission system operators (TSO) 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW submitted the second drafts of the Grid Development Plan (GDP) 2030, version 2017 and the Offshore Grid Development plan (O-GDP) 2030, version 2017 to the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur – BNetzA) today, and published them at www.netzentwicklungsplan.de.
• Consultation contributions addressed the basic process and regional concerns
• FRP 2015 measures are robust in GDP 2030
50Hertz publishes first Sustainability Report
50Hertz published its first and extensive report on its activities in sus-tainability management today. Titled “Sustainability Report 2016 - Our Respon-sibility”, the transmission system operator responsible for the north and east of Germany provides a transparent and comprehensive insight into its sustainability activities. 50Hertz simultaneously published its annual report for 2016 as well as the Almanac 2016 with a lot of interesting data, facts and figures.
State Administration Office Saxony-Anhalt gives go-ahead for construction of compactLine pilot project at Jessen/Nord substation
State Administration Office Saxony-Anhalt approves realisation of compactLine as part of the Ragow-Förderstedt-Jessen/Nord 380 kV overhead line
Research and development project of electrical system operator 50Hertz with shorter pylons in a more narrow corridor expected to enter trial operation in summer 2018.
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.