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 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
Transmission grid fees to increase by 42 per cent in 2017 for the north-east of Germany
Next year, the grid fees of electricity transmission system operator 50Hertz, responsible for the north-east of Germany, will increase by 42 per cent. The exact grid fees for 2017 will be determined by the end of this year.
Digitalisation: the key to the energy transition
In the scope of the continuing energy transition, digitalisation continues to gain in importance . The professional world agrees that ultimately, it is one of the keys to definitive success. The digitalisation act that was recently passed, was therefore one of the subjects discussed at the 9th edition of the System Security Conference, which 50Hertz organised in Erfurt on 5 and 6 September.
New 50Hertz company headquarters opens its doors for 650 employees in Berlin's Europacity
50Hertz, the electricity transmission system operator responsible for the north-east of Germany, is officially moving to its new corporate headquarters - the so-called 50Hertz Netzquartier - in the heart of Berlin.
Andalucía in the Baltic Sea
The offshore substation for the Wikinger offshore wind farm has arrived at its future position in the Baltic Sea. Since early last week, the engineers have constructed the three-part structure to the north of Rügen island, near the Adler Ground, as instructed by Iberdrola. The substation platform, which was baptised Andalucía in the Spanish city of Cádiz in early August, is intended for shared use by Iberdrola and 50Hertz.
More than two kilometres of offshore cable per day
The work on 50Hertz's Ostwind 1 grid connection project is progressing well. After the laying of a 27-km long offshore cable segment by the specialised ship Cable Enterprise in June, the second segment, having a length of some 25 kilometres, is now being laid in the Baltic seabed. "So far, we have managed to lay at least two kilometres of cable per day while attaining the required laying depth of one and a half metres", said Dr Wolfgang Thießen, project leader for cable laying at 50Hertz.
German/Austrian partnership for automatic frequency restoration reserve: pilot project is first of its kind EU-wide
Since yesterday the German transmission system operators (TSOs) 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW and the Austrian TSO APG have come together to form Europe’s first international partnership for automatic frequency restoration reserve (aFRR).
This alliance spearheads the implementation of the European Guideline on Electricity Balancing, which is currently underway. The guideline’s purpose is to encourage Europe’s TSOs to join forces to create an internal market for control reserve. The German-Austrian aFRR partnership anticipates future requirements and lays the foundations for a harmonised European control reserve market.
Energy Transition Outlook 2035: 50Hertz’ Planned Grid Reinforcements also Needed in Future
50Hertz publishes Energy Transition Outlook 2035 / Very wide range of different evolutions studied for the energy transition / Majority of grid reinforcement measures planned by 50Hertz required in all scenarios / Grid development therefore measure of "no regret" despite current un-certainties
First four phase shift transformers at German-Polish border in operation
Interconnector between Vierraden and Krajnik disconnected
On 22/06/2016, the Polish transmission system operator PSE successfully commissioned the first four phase shift transformers (PST) at the German-Polish border in the substation Mikulowa.