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  • 01.10.2018

    Germany and Austria: Congestion management successfully launched

    Today, congestion management for electricity trading at the German-Austrian border launched punctually and successfully. At the behest of the German regulatory authority the four German transmission system operators, namely 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW, have been working on this project in close cooperation with the market players and authorities in both countries as well as at the regional and European levels.

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  • 27.09.2018

    German transmission system operators to charge national network fees for the first time

    As of 2019, network charges for the four German transmission system operators, 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW, are to include a nation-wide network fee component for the first time. Of this charge, 20 percent is calculated according to the cost base (revenue cap) for each transmission system operator, while the remaining 80 percent consists of the company-specific network fees charged by each transmission system operator.

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  • 29.08.2018

    First positive experiences in using phase shifting transformers

    Dr Dirk Biermann (m) of 50Hertz with Jan Kalina (r), Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEPS and Robert Paprocky of PSE looking at a model of the Vierraden substation of 50Hertz. Copyright: 50Hertz/Jan Pauls
    In the scope of the international conference "Controlling load flows - strengthening European electricity trade", organised by transmission system operator 50Hertz, 40 energy experts gathered today in Röhrsdorf (Saxony) to discuss first experiences in the coordinated use of so-called phase shifting transformers (PST) in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

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  • 12.03.2018

    50Hertz presents 2017 balance sheet

    50Hertz CEO Boris Schucht (left) and CFO Marco Nix at the annual conference for 2017 in Berlin. Image by: Jan Pauls
    Share of renewable energy in consumption of electricity within 50Hertz control area over 53 per cent / Stabilisation of congestion management costs thanks to grid development / Grid fees 11 per cent lower / Good result of 182.1 million euros / New renewable growth target of grand coalition requires additional efforts and future-oriented regulatory framework

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