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).
Schaltanlage Elsfleth West
The increased infeed of wind energy at and off the North Sea coast makes upgrading of the existing grid structure necessary. The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is an important building block in this process.
About the project
The energy transition is presenting Germany with new challenges: power which is generated in decentralised, distributed facilities is increasingly sourced from renewable energies. It is important to link the facilities together intelligently to ensure security of supply. Wind energy in the North is one of the most important sources of renewable energy. Lower Saxony, especially, produces more wind power than any other federal state. The increased infeed of wind energy at and off the North Sea coast makes upgrading of the existing grid structure necessary. The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is an important building block in this process.
Security of supply: the nuts and bolts
Security of supply is always in the foreground for TenneT. We can create reliable infrastructures for the increased power infeed from regenerative sources and the transport of energy from and within the region by interlinking our grid expansion with the development of renewable energies.
More uniform utilisation, higher transmission capacity
The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is planned to ensure uniform distribution of the load flows across the existing overhead lines in the region, which will ensure a continuous and therefore more secure power flow.