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Today, 50Hertz put the 380-kV overhead line between Stendal West and Wolmirstedt into operation which increases the transmission capacity for the integration of wind power. This line is the first part of the newly constructed replacement for a 220-kV overhead line between Güstrow in the Rostock area and Wolmirstedt, near Magdeburg, which was built in the 1950s.
Eurogrid GmbH, the parent company of the transmission system operator 50Hertz, is securing liquidity for the further grid expansion necessary for the energy transition with the issuance of its debut Green Bond in the amount of EUR 750 million.
One of the energy transition's major grid expansion projects is taking another important step forward. The underground cable suppliers for the SuedOstLink direct current connection, which is around 500 kilometres long and will be between Wolmirstedt near Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt and Isar near Landshut in Bavaria, have been confirmed.
The commissioning procedures for the complex overall Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution system are confronted with the travel and movement restrictions currently imposed by the governments in Denmark, Sweden and Germany due to Corona-Pandemic.
At the start of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which begins today, a wide alliance of companies spoke out in favour of an ambitious climate policy at the national and international level. 50Hertz, too, joined the call for action by Stiftung 2 Grad.
Even under exceptional circumstances 50Hertz stands for safety and stability in the electrical system. In the first few months of this year, the wind blew frequently and strongly, especially in the northern regions of the 50Hertz grid area, resulting in above-average wind energy feed-in.
As a company responsible for a critical infrastructure, 50Hertz takes the risks posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) very seriously. To us the safety and health of our employees is extremely important. We have therefore taken preventive measures to protect our employees from infection with the corona virus and to maintain business and system operations.