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Missions of 50Hertz

Missions of 50Hertz
A Transmission Network Operator is the interface between energy producers and consumers, operating and expanding the power transmission grids or balancing frequency and voltage.

 The four main missions of 50Hertz

The four main missions of 50Hertz
In comparison with the rest of Europe, Germany is at the top as far as security of supply is concerned. 50Hertz contributes to this with numerous competences. But what has to be done exactly in order to keep the transmission grid so stable and secure?

The electricity tariff

The electricity tariff
What do you think? How exactly is the electricity tariff calculated? Distribute the signs! Do you know how the household electricity tariff is calculated? Which share does the transmission system operator 50Hertz receive? Test your knowledge!

 Priority to renewable energies

Priority to renewable energies
Renewable energies have the priority on conventional energies when feeding into the power grid. The level of feed-in from renewables does not only depend on the weather. As a consequence, it is not always easy to perform the control. Do you want to test it?

Flow of data in the framework of the EEG management

Flow of data in the framework of the EEG management
A lot of data has to be processed and disclosed in the framework of EEG management. Which path does the data follow? Who is transmitting it, and who is receiving it?

 Power line failure

Power line failure
Lightning on power line: Is there a danger of power outing? No: High voltage power lines are operated in such a way that when a failure occurs on a power line, the other lines can carry on with the complete transmission capacity.

 Offshore wind farms

Offshore wind farms
By connecting the Baltic offshore wind farms to the power system, 50Hertz is doing pioneering work. It is the first time that wind farms erected far off the Baltic coast have to be linked up to the onshore electricity system over long distances.

Realisation of an aerial transmission line project

Realisation of an aerial transmission line project
Many obstacles have to be overcome before an aerial transmission line can be built. How does the approval procedure work, and who is involved?

Overhead line and buried cable in comparison

Overhead line and buried cable in comparison
First of all, overhead lines and cables differ in terms of their construction, of their cost, of the security of supply and of their environmental impact.

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