The transmission grid operators have reached a milestone in the ULTRANET grid expansion project: The Federal Network Agency has now approved the planning documents for the section as submitted. The 340 km long direct current transmission line will in future be able to transmit large volumes of electricity between northern and southern Germany without losses.
TransnetBW believes that it is especially important to remain in close contact with the local population and authorities to integrate as many interest groups as possible into the process. To this end, the authorities have made the documents submitted by the transmission grid operators available to the public and provided relevant information. As soon as all viewpoints have been discussed, there will be nothing standing in the way of TransnetBW constructing and operating the line.
Progress has also been made in the SuedLink project. The 700 km long direct current transmission line will connect the windy regions in northern Germany with the south. After submitting the documents for the second partial approval, applications for the construction and operation of one of the four SuedLink converter stations can also be submitted. It will make an important contribution to the energy transition and is an important step towards the decarbonization of Germany.