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).
The new 380 kV west coast line is an important project for the energy transition and should in future collect the wind power produced on the west coast and transport it to the south.
About the project
Almost 1500 wind turbines with a total output of 3000 megawatts are already turning on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. This is more than twice than that ever produced by a nuclear power plant like Brokdorf or Brunsbüttel.
The renewably generated coastal electricity is extremely important for the success of the energy transition in Germany. However, a majority of this energy must be transported to where it is needed in the large consumption centres in southern Germany. This will be especially true after the departure from nuclear power because, as of 2022, electricity will no longer be supplied from nuclear power plants.
The existing power grid is not designed for transporting this coastal electricity. New, high-capacity lines must therefore be constructed. The new 380 kV west coast line is an important project for the energy transition and should in future collect the wind power produced on the west coast and transport it to the south.