Germany Plans Massive Wind Power Line
From Business Spectator
Network operators TenneT and TransnetBW have teamed up to build Germany’s longest power line to transport surplus wind power from northern regions into the south, a key step in the country’s effort to move away from nuclear power.
In a joint statement, the companies said the 800km power line, dubbed SUED.LINK, would be completed by 2022, the year when Germany will have completed its exit from nuclear power.
SUED.LINK is one of four planned high-voltage power lines running from north to south to support Germany’s 550-billion euro ($758 billion) energy shift away from nuclear energy.
It will cost a low single-digit billion euro amount, a spokeswoman for TenneT said.
“The power line is particularly important to those of us here in the south of Germany,” said Rainer Joswig, chief executive of TransnetBW, owned by German utility EnBW.
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