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  • 02.05.2017

    Transmission System Operators publish second drafts of grid development plans 2030

    The transmission system operators (TSO) 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW submitted the second drafts of the Grid Development Plan (GDP) 2030, version 2017 and the Offshore Grid Development plan (O-GDP) 2030, version 2017 to the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur – BNetzA) today, and published them at www.netzentwicklungsplan.de.

    • Consultation contributions addressed the basic process and regional concerns
    • FRP 2015 measures are robust in GDP 2030

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  • 28.04.2017

    50Hertz publishes first Sustainability Report

    50Hertz published its first and extensive report on its activities in sus-tainability management today. Titled “Sustainability Report 2016 - Our Respon-sibility”, the transmission system operator responsible for the north and east of Germany provides a transparent and comprehensive insight into its sustainability activities. 50Hertz simultaneously published its annual report for 2016 as well as the Almanac 2016 with a lot of interesting data, facts and figures.

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  • 07.04.2017

    Project MARI: 19 European transmission system operators establish cooperation for manual Frequency Recovery Reserve platform

    On 5 April 2017, 19 transmission system operators (TSOs) signed a letter of intent for the planning, implementation and the operation of a platform for common activation of manual Frequency Recovery Reserve (mFRR). The objective is to develop a common proposal for an European platform to exchange mFRR. The project name MARI stands for Manually Activated Reserves Initiative.

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  • 17.01.2017

    Electricity flows between 50Hertz (Germany) and CEPS (Czech Republic) are regulated by phase-shifting transformers

    The Czech transmission system operator CEPS has put into service two of the four phase shifting transformers (transformers with phase angle regulation) at the Hradec u Kadane substation. The commissioning was implemented in two steps at the beginning of January and last Friday. Since January 13, dispatchers thus can better regulate the electricity flows on one of the two lines connecting the system with the eastern part of Germany, keeping them within safety limits. The German transmission system operator 50Hertz is planning to launch similar devices at the Röhrsdorf substation in the second half of this year.

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  • 16.01.2017

    France joins international cooperation for frequency containment reserve

    The first successful cross-border auction for frequency containment reserve (FCR) in cooperation with the French transmission system operator RTE took place on 10 January. This was announced by transmission system operators 50Hertz, Amprion, APG, Elia, RTE, Swissgrid, TenneT and TransnetBW. The weekly joint call for tenders for frequency containment reserve now includes Belgian, German, Dutch, Austrian, Swiss and for the first time French control power suppliers.

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