Financial public participation
Financial public participation has as its principal aim the economic involvement of those affected by the construction and operation of a high-voltage transmission line in their direct vicinity. This does not mean the same as participation in the planning and approval.
50Hertz closely exchanges ideas and information with the other system operators and the federal government. It was mutually agreed to first await the outcome of an ongoing pilot project in Schleswig-Holstein, the so-called citizen loan, before 50Hertz participates in any nation-wide solution.
50Hertz does not ensure a compensation payment to individual citizens but it does for the affected municipalities if a extra-high voltage transmission line is constructed as an overhead line along a new route. The residents indirectly benefit from this payment as inhabitants of a city or town.