The energy transition leads to an increased need for the transmission of electricity from North Germany, where more and more wind power is being generated both on- and offshore, to the South, where the nuclear power plants are gradually being phased out. This changes the energy infrastructure and makes the further development of the transmission system necessary.
In the scope of this development, another line connection for high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is planned. The line will transport electricity from the area of Klein Rogahn, west of Schwerin, to Isar. 50Hertz is planning the northern part of the line between the area of Klein Rogahn and the Börde district near Magdeburg as the SuedOstLink+ project. For this part, a new, separate planning and approval procedure is required.
As of the Börde district up to Isar, the project will use the route of the SuedOstLink. All relevant information can be found on the SuedOstLink project website.
For the SuedOstLink+, the first evaluation of the survey area are being prepared. As for all HVDC projects, SuedOstLink+ must, in principle, prioritise the use of underground cables. In accordance with the Federal Requirements Plan Act, overhead line sections are only possible exclusively in strictly limited exceptions.