Model agreement lists criteria
Details on the composition of the specific compensatory amount can be found in the model agreement 50Hertz uses to enter into an agreement with a specific municipality. This means that the amount of the compensation payment is not negotiated but derived from the objective conditions of the route across the municipal territory.
Further information can be found in an FAQ which also clarifies that an agreement on compensation payments can only be made when the key planning decision has been made for the relevant line construction project. The agreement with the municipality enters into force when the line is commissioned. The contact for the municipalities is the relevant 50Hertz project manager.
The wind bus bar between substations Görries near Schwerin and Geesthacht near Hamburg is the first line construction project where 50Hertz applied this approach. Compensation is possible for a total of 23 municipalities, whose territories are crossed by the 88 kilometre long overhead line. Whether such an agreement is actually made is, of course, the sole responsibility of the municipality.