Daily commitment to the system
Our grid length equals the distance between Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. We have 74 substations, onshore as well as offshore. Overhead lines with towers, high and extra high voltage cables, transformers, switching gear and all other components that make our grid one of the most secure in the world, require special care. Ultimately, the technology always needs to function reliably for many decades. To take care of maintenance and repairs, our grid operations department in Berlin works together with our regional teams at ten business locations in five regional centres:
- North in Güstrow and Greifswald
- West in Wolmirstedt near Magdeburg and Hamburg
- Centre in Neuenhagen near Berlin and Berlin-Charlottenburg
- East in Lübbenau and in the Chemnitz district Röhrsdorf
- South in Bad Lauchstädt and in the Erfurt District Vieselbach
Our employees at the regional centres are local partners. They keep in touch with citizens, local politicians as well as the fire department. For example, where real estate management is concerned, we find the right solutions, together with owners, tenants and public authorities. To enable a well-functioning interaction of all parties active in the power grid, we regularly exchange with regional distribution system operators, electricity suppliers and customers directly connected to our grid.