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Grid expansion at 50Hertz

The pace of the grid expansion determines the pace of the energy transition. One of the purposes of the high voltage grid is to transport renewable energy to the centres of consumption and to balance out fluctuations in power generation.

To ensure the security of supply, we are currently planning the construction of several new overhead power lines with an extra high voltage level of 380 kV. Here, you can closely follow the current progress of these projects.

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50Hertz as a partner in the EU-funded BESTGRID project

Together with nine partners from all over Europe, 50Hertz worked on the BESTGRID project from April 2013 to October 2015. In five European grid expansion projects, new ways were tested to cooperate and spread information in the field. In BESTGRID, 50Hertz committed itself by contributing to the explanation of electric and magnetic fields in the scope of the grid expansion project of the grid 380 kV overhead line Bertikow-Pasewalk. Other partners in the EU-funded project under the guidance of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) included Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Nabu Deutschland and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

More information about BESTGRID and the 50Hertz pilot project can be found here.


Compensations for municipalities

Compensations for municipalities

50Hertz financially compensates municipalities that are directly affected by the grid expansion for the resulting inconvenience. The conditions for these payments are determined in the Electricity Network Charges Ordinance (Stromnetzentgeltverordnung or StromNEV, §5(4)). In doing so, 50Hertz compensates the negative effects felt by citizens as a result of the transmission system's expansion required in the scope of the energy transition.
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European platform

European platform

How can the grid expansion support the integration of renewable energy? Answers to this question are provided on a European platform: the Renewables Grid Initiative.
 


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Contact

Do you have any questions? Please contact:

Dr. Danuta Kneipp

Head of Public participation

Dr. Danuta Kneipp
Tel: +49 30 5150-2198
Fax: +49 30 5150-3112
E-Mail: danuta.kneipp@50hertz.com

Netzentwicklungsplan Strom

Information from the four German grid operators on the need for grid development in years to come.

Videos

Combined Grid Solution by 50Hertz and energinet.dk

The video shows, how CombinedGridSolution will work.

Combined Grid Solution by 50Hertz and energinet.dk

The video shows, how CombinedGridSolution will work.

Underground cable in the picture
The animation shows how a high voltage direct current (HVDC) line is inserted into the landscape.
Underground cable in the picture
The animation shows how a high voltage direct current (HVDC) line is inserted into the landscape.
The Grid Development Plan Power and the Offshore Grid Development Plan explained

This film explains the procedure, its background and who else is involved.

The Grid Development Plan Power and the Offshore Grid Development Plan explained

This film explains the procedure, its background and who else is involved.

50Hertz nimmt Südwest-Kuppelleitung in Betrieb

Mit der Inbetriebnahme des zweiten Stromkreises steht die Südwest-Kuppelleitung nun vollständig zur Verfügung.

50Hertz nimmt Südwest-Kuppelleitung in Betrieb

Mit der Inbetriebnahme des zweiten Stromkreises steht die Südwest-Kuppelleitung nun vollständig zur Verfügung.

The 380 kV Diagonal Power Link - 50Hertz connects Berlin
This movie provides information on the line construction project.
The 380 kV Diagonal Power Link - 50Hertz connects Berlin
This movie provides information on the line construction project.
Commissioning of 380 kV line Bärwalde-Schmölln

The film presents the commissioning of the upgraded new 380 kV overhead line on 24 November 2014.

Commissioning of 380 kV line Bärwalde-Schmölln

The film presents the commissioning of the upgraded new 380 kV overhead line on 24 November 2014.

Commissioning of the Förderstedt substation

Commissioning ceremony of the upgraded Förderstedt substation with Secretary of State Dr. Tamara Zieschang.

Commissioning of the Förderstedt substation

Commissioning ceremony of the upgraded Förderstedt substation with Secretary of State Dr. Tamara Zieschang.