Grid development in Germany continues as new electricity connections are created in the 50Hertz control area. Projects such as the wind busbar between Schwerin and Geesthacht near Hamburg or the reinforcement of the overhead line between Bärwalde and Schmölln contribute to a secure energy supply in the north-east of Germany and make efficient transmission of electricity possible between the producer and the consumption centres.Here you can learn more about the concluded grid expansion projects in the 50Hertz control area.
The 380-kV line between Bärwalde and Schmölln connects the Boxberg power plant to the German power grid and has many years of service. 50Hertz is now planning to replace this line with a more modern Version.
Over the past few years, the feed-in of renewable energies has increased noticeably in the region of Magdeburg. In response, 50Hertz plans the construction of a 380-kV overhead line to the Förderstedt substation. The route is about 12 kilometres Long.
The Baltic 1 grid connection links EnBW's offshore wind farm of the same name to the 50Hertz transmission system and is the first German offshore wind farm (OWF).
Since September 2015, another offshore wind farm (OWF) has been producing renewable energy in the Baltic Sea: EnBW's Baltic 2 wind farm. 50Hertz transports the power generated at sea to land and integrates it in the transmission system.
In its transmission grid area, 50Hertz constructed a high voltage overhead line between Schwerin (substation Görries) and Geesthacht (substation Krümmel) near Hamburg. This line became operational in December 2012. Nevertheless, a number of compensation measures are still being implemented.