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BNetzA Confirms 63 of 92 Measures Proposed by TSOs in NEP 2014/2024 and 3 of 7 Measures in O-NEP 2014/2024

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has approved 63 of the 92 grid enhancement and grid expansion projects proposed in the Electricity Grid Development Plan (NEP 2014/2024) and the Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP 2014/2024) drafted by the four German transmission system operators. This comprises optimisation and enhancement measures on power lines with a length of 3,050 km and new power lines with a length of 2,750 km. The agency also released the accompanying environmental report 2014.

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BNetzA Launches Consultation on Gas Grid Development Plan 2015

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has started a consultation on the draft of the Gas Grid Development Plan 2015 (Netzentwicklungsplan Gas 2015 – NEP Gas 2015).

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Federal Cabinet Adopts Bill Amending Laws Regulating Power Line Expansion

Yesterday the Federal Cabinet adopted a bill amending various laws concerning power line extension. The main aspects are an extension of the annual obligation to evaluate the need for grid expansion to a two-year period and more possibilities to install underground cables.

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BNetzA Starts Consultation on 2014/2024 Onshore and Offshore Network Development Plans – Main Power Line Corridors Necessary

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has started a public consultation of the drafts of the 2014/2024 Network Development Plan (NEP) and Offshore Network Development Plan (O-NEP). In view of opposition to new power lines BNetzA President Jochen Homann explicitly called the planned three main power line routes from the north to the south of Germany necessary for the electricity supply in Germany.

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BNetzA Approves Majority of Gas Grid Projects Contained in Gas Grid Development Plan 2014

Yesterday the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) approved 51 gas grid expansion projects proposed by the gas transmission system operators (TSOs) in the Gas Grid Development Plan 2014 (Netzentwicklungsplans Gas 2014 – NEP Gas 2014) and asked the TSOs to remove 5 projects from the plan. Investments are worth EUR 2.8 billion. With this decision NEP Gas 2014 has become binding.

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TSOs Present Second Draft of 2014/2024 Network Development Plan and Offshore Network Development Plan

The four German TSOs 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT TSO und TransnetBW have today presented a revised draft for the 2024 Network Development Plan (NEP 2014) as well as a revised draft for the 2024 Offshore Network Development Plan (O-NEP 2014) to the Federal Network Agency for review.

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TSOs Start to Publish Comments on NEP 2014 and O-NEP 2014

The 4 German Electricity Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have started to publish the comments they received on the Network Development Plan 2014 (NEP 2014) and the Offshore Network Development Plan (O-NEP). Interested parties had been invited to comment between 16 April and 28 May. The comments are available at the TSO information internet site www.netzentwicklungsplan.de.

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BNetzA Starts Consultation on Scenario Frameworks for Electricity Grid Development Plans 2015/2025

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has started the consultation process for the Onshore Electricity Grid Development Plan 2015/2025 (NEP 2015/2025) and the Offshore Electricity Grid Development Plan 2015/2025 (Offshore NEP 2015/2025). The plans were drawn up by the transmission system operators (TSOs) and describe the assumed development of installed renewable and conventional power plant capacity and the energy consumption in the coming ten respectively twenty years. BNetzA pointed out that the new expansion targets for renewable energy laid down in the draft bill for an overhaul of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) were taken into consideration. The public is asked to comment by 23 June 2014.

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Gas and Electricity 2014 Grid Development Plan Consultations

Consultations for the 2014 version of the gas as well as the electricity onshore and offshore grid development plans have started.

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BNetzA Approved Majority of Grid Projects Proposed in Electricity NEP 2013 and Offshore NEP 2013

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has approved the majority of the grid enhancement and grid expansion projects proposed in the Electricity Grid Development Plan (NEP 2013) and the first Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP 2013) drafted by the four German transmission system operators. The agency also released the accompanying environmental report 2013.

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