The project is divided into two sections to be approved:
Section 1: Substation Röhrsdorf - substation Weida
Section 2: Substation Weida - substation Remptendorf
The Federal Network Agency is the approving authority.
According to the Grid Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG), 50Hertz is currently preparing the federal sectoral planning. To this end, an application as per §6 of the NABEG is being prepared. The environmental and technical surveys that this requires are being carried out.
As soon as the results are available, 50Hertz wants to invite citizens to an early public participation round. Insofar as they relate to the planning, the conclusions will be incorporated in the application. As a next step, the Federal Network Agency will organise a public project conference.
The objective of the federal sectoral planning is to determine an appropriate route corridor between the start and end point, having a width of 500 to 1,000 metres, prior to the subsequent planning approval proceedings.
More information on the procedure can be found here