The alternatives and variants submitted by regional stakeholders will be elaborated in the first half of 2016 and incorporated into the planning procedure for the South-West 380 kV East project (Rilland–Tilburg route). In addition, a number of existing alternatives will be updated in line with the prevailing legislation and recent developments.
Already examined alternatives that are no longer feasible due to the decision to use four 380 kV circuits will no longer be taken into consideration as part of the planning procedure. The alternatives will also be updated for the Rilland–Roosendaal Borchwerf line section, where no changes were made to the route in 2014.
All alternatives will then be assessed on various environmental and other aspects. In late 2016 or early 2017, the Minister of Economic Affairs will then select a new preferred alternative for the Rilland–Tilburg route.