In the course of the expansion and retrofitting of the transmission grid in the northern and eastern part of Germany, 50Hertz plans the construction of a replacement 380 kV overhead line between the substations Pulgar near Leipzig (Saxony) and Vieselbach near Erfurt (Thuringia).
The objective of this grid reinforcement project is to increase the transmission capacity of the current extra high voltage line to make the green electricity generated in the north and east of Germany available to all German consumers. It will increase the current-carrying capacity of the 380 kV overhead line by about 40 %. After commissioning of the new overhead line, the old 105 km long line will be disassembled.The need for this measure was first confirmed by the Federal Network Agency in the 2012 Grid Development Plan. The legal basis for Project 13, as it is called, is the Federal Requirement Plan Act. The Federal Network Agency in Bonn is the approving authority for this Project.
After conclusion of the approval procedure and construction measures, the commissioning of the line is expected in 2024.
Should you have any questions regarding the approval procedure or tips for the planning team, please address the project’s contact person mentioned below. This person can also provide you with further information about the project and recent maps.