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.
Federal sector planning
In application of the Grid Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG), 50Hertz first applies for federal sector planning. To this end, an application is drawn up as per §6 of the NABEG, in the scope of which many environmental and technical studies have already been performed. 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.
For the eastern section between Röhrsdorf and Weida, 50Hertz submitted an application for federal sector planning under §6 NABEG on 19 December 2016. The Federal Network Agency then sent invitations for the public project conference on 21 February 2017 in Altenburg. On 12 April 2017, the Federal Network Agency published the survey scope.
For the western section between the substations Weida and Remptendorf, 50Hertz submitted an application for federal sector planning on 26 September 2016. On 22 November 2016, the Federal Network Agency held a public project conference to determine the survey scope. Based on this hearing, the Federal Network Agency fixed the survey scope for this line section on 19 December 2016. The survey scope was also published.
Early public participation
Before the submission of the application, 50Hertz gathered information from local administrations and competent authorities as well as local residents in the scope of many meetings held for the purpose of early public participation. This information was already taken into account when drawing up the application documents.
More information on the procedure can be found here.