Upgrade of Bärwalde-Schmölln 380 kV line
The 380 kV line between Bärwalde and Schmölln has connected the Boxberg power plant to the German power grid for over 30 years. 50Hertz is replacing this line with a more modern 380 kV overhead line.
To minimise the impact on the landscape, it was decided to build the new line on the current 46 km long route. The construction work will be carried out while the existing line is still in operation. This sets high demands in the field of building logistics and industrial safety.
The route of the current and new 380 kV line runs through the districts of municipalities Boxberg/Oberlausitz, Lohsa, Radibor, Neschwitz, Puschwitz, Crostwitz, Panschwitz-Kuckau, Burkau, Demitz-Thumitz, Schmölln-Putzkau, Nebelschütz, Guttau and the city of Bischofswerda.
Even though construction is taking place on an existing route, 50Hertz had the environmental impact of the project studied in accordance with §3a of the Act on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). For the construction of the upgraded 380 kV line between Bärwalde and Schmölln, the Land administration of Saxony (www.lds.sachsen.de) carried out the plan approval procedure, which was concluded on 18 February 2013. The approval of the plan establishes the compensation measures for landscape conservation necessary to compensate for the construction project.