In determining communication measures, 50Hertz focused on the direct exchange with the population. In the autumn of 2014, for instance, a mobile information office
toured the region affected by the pilot project right after the public project conference. In eleven places along the line, the company explained the current planning stage regarding the line construction project and enabled citizens to ask the expert team questions and offer suggestions.
50Hertz shows which studies are carried out during planning.
During the tour, 50Hertz and the University of Duisburg-Essen also worked together to measure the electric and magnetic fields
underneath the existing 220-kV overhead line between the substations of Bertikow and Pasewalk. The main objective was to show the correlation between the measured field strengths and the distance to the conductors in practice.
Information material created in the scope of the project was used to build on these measures. What are electric and magnetic fields, where can they be found and who is the available contact? These and other questions are answered in the brochure on electric and magnetic fields: measure, classify, understand
. Where the existing overhead line was not directly accessible, a documentary film was played to show the approach.
Cooperation with environmental associations
The project was furthermore characterised by the cooperation between system operators and nature conservation and environmental protection associations. Jointly organised meetings did not only deal with the course of the project, but also intensively discussed the theme of bird protection during grid development. This made it possible to gather important information for the further planning of the project and integrate it into the ongoing approval procedure.