50Hertz is currently planning and implementing a number of transmission line projects to strengthen its sgrid and to connect Germany better with the electricity grids of neighbouring countries. We are also connecting offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea to our transmission grid.
Here you can find information on the current status of our projects onshore and offshore. On the grid development map you will find all projects in the 50Hertz grid area at a glance:
Together with nine partners from all over Europe, 50Hertz worked on the BESTGRID project from April 2013 to October 2015. In five European grid expansion projects, new ways were tested to cooperate and spread information in the field. In BESTGRID, 50Hertz committed itself by contributing to the explanation of electric and magnetic fields in the scope of the grid expansion project of the grid 380 kV overhead line Bertikow-Pasewalk. Other partners in the EU-funded project under the guidance of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) included Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Nabu Deutschland and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
More information about BESTGRID and the 50Hertz pilot project can be found here:
Information from the four German grid operators on the need for grid development in years to come.
50Hertz financially compensates municipalities that are directly affected by the grid expansion for the resulting inconvenience. The conditions for these payments are determined in the Electricity Network Charges Ordinance (Stromnetzentgeltverordnung or StromNEV, §5(4)). In doing so, 50Hertz compensates the negative effects felt by citizens as a result of the transmission system's expansion that is required in the scope of the energy transition.
How can the grid expansion support the integration of renewable energy? Answers to this question are provided on a European platform: the Renewables Grid Initiative.
380-kV Overhead line Bertikow-Pasewalk
Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)
International Institute for Applied System Analysis
The video shows how CombinedGridSolution will work.
The animation shows how a high voltage direct current (HVDC) line is inserted into the landscape.
This film explains the procedure, its background and who else is involved.
With the commissioning of the second circuit, the South-West Interconnector is now fully available.
This movie provides information on the line construction project.
The film presents the commissioning of the upgraded new 380 kV overhead line on 24 November 2014.
Commissioning ceremony of the upgraded Förderstedt substation with Secretary of State Dr. Tamara Zieschang.