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Federal Cabinet Approves More Underground Cable

On 7 October the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) approved changes of draft bill amending various laws concerning power line extension. The draft bill inter alia gives priority to underground cables instead of overhead lines in case of new high-voltage, direct current transmission lines (HVDC).

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BNetzA Receives Application for Major Grid Expansion Project Following Energy Turnaround: 500kV HVDC “SuedLink”

The Federal Network Agency has received the application for federal grid planning procedure for the so-called SuedLink (South Link) power line project, a new 600 to 700 km long 500kV HVDC power line linking Wilster in Northern Germany with Grafenrheinfeld in Southern Germany. SuedLink one of the most important power line projects contained in the Federal Requirement Plan adopted in 2013 following the decision in 2011 to phase-out nuclear power by 2022.

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TSOs Present Proposal for Major North South Power Line Project – Need Political Support and Postphone Road Shows

Yesterday the transmission system operators Tennet TSO and TransnetBW (TSOs) presented a proposal for the route of a major part of the so-called Suedlink extra-high voltage power line project. It shall links Wilster near Hamburg with Grafenrheinfeld in Bavaria. At the same time, the TSOs demanded clear political support for grid expansion and major power line projects such as Suedlink, announcing to postpone road shows informing the public about the project for the time being.

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Federal Network Agency: Further Delay in Grid Expansion

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has published quarterly figures of the agency’s monitoring of the process of gird expansion projects of the Energy Line Extension Act (EnLAG). These quarterly figures showed that most of the 24 extra-high voltage power line projects which receive priority treatment under the Energy Line Extension Act (EnLAG) are delayed.

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