TSOs plan 800km German wind link

Most wind power is generated in Northern Germany

Most wind power is generated in Northern Germany

Network operators TenneT and TransnetBW have signed an agreement to build an 800km high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that is seen as a key ingredient for the success of Germany’s Energiewende – its transition from nuclear to renewable power.

"With this power line we will be building the main artery of the energy transition, which will bring wind power from the north to the south of Germany," said Martin Fuchs, chairman of the managing board of TenneT.

HVDC is particularly suited to power transport over large distances, and will be playing an important role in nationwide balance of renewable energy throughout Germany, the two transmission system operators (TSOs) stressed.

"The power line is particularly important to those of us here in the south of Germany,” said TransnetBW chief executive Rainer Joswig.

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