We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).
About the project
Fewer CO2 emissions, renewable energies instead of nuclear energy or coal-fired power and an innovative, efficient electricity grid - the Federal Government in Germany has set itself ambitious goals for the implementation of the energy transition. Grid expansion plays a particularly decisive role in the success of the energy transition. Only if it is implemented quickly will we achieve the common climate goals.
The planned direct current project B Corridor is intended to significantly relieve the existing and future alternating current grid in Germany from 2030 and transport wind power from sea and land from Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony to North Rhine-Westphalia.
The B corridor consists of two direct current connections with 2 gigawatts capacity each: Heide/West - Polsum and Wilhelmshaven 2 - Hamm region. With 4 gigawatts, the demand of around ten million households can be covered. TenneT and Amprion are jointly planning a total of almost 700 kilometres of extra-high voltage lines. As a rule, direct current lines are built as underground cables. Converters are needed at the start and end points to connect to the existing and future AC grid.