South-West Interconnector creates significantly more transport capacities along the north-south axis and reduces load on power grid
Another feat accomplished: after more than ten years of planning, approval
procedures and construction, the South-West Interconnector, running
from Bad Lauchstädt (Saxony-Anhalt) via Erfurt-Vieselbach and Altenfeld (Thuringia)
to Redwitz (Bavaria), has finally reached its full potential with today’s
commissioning of the second electrical circuit.
Eight European transmission system operators establish cooperation: Goal is implementation of automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves platform
In July 2017, eight transmission system operators (TSOs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the design, implementation and operation of a platform for common activation of automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves (aFRR platform) in order to, among others, integrate their aFRR balancing markets. The project name PICASSO stands for “Platform for the International Coordination of the Automatic frequency restoration process and Stable System Operation”. The eight involved TSOs are the Belgian TSO Elia, which is coordinating the project, the Austrian TSO APG, the Dutch TSO Tennet, the French TSO RTE and the German TSOs – 50Hertz, Amprion, Tennet, TransnetBW.
Investments and cost cuts pay off with good mid-year results in a challenging environment
Today, 50Hertz, the transmission system operator responsible for Northern and Eastern Germany, presented its business figures for the first half of 2017. Especially the continued investments of the system operator have increased the turnover (+ 4.1 %) and together with the simultaneously reduced costs lead to an increased result of 86.7 million EUR (+ 16.8 %).