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Germany approves power line reinforcement works between EHV grids

The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) has authorized the German power transmission system operators (TSOs) 50Hertz and TenneT to begin construction works on a power line project between the northern German states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt to the Wahle substation located west of Braunshweig in Lower Saxony). The power line Project 10 seeks to distribute more wind energy from the north-east of Germany to the south-west by replacing the existing conductors with more powerful ones, strengthening the power connections between the extra high voltage (EHV) grids of 50Hertz and TenneT. The project includes the replacement of old conductors with new high-temperature conductors in the western part of the section and the addition of 380 kV line from the Wolmirstedt grid connection point (Saxony-Anhalt) via Helmstedt Ost to the new grid connection point in the Salzgitter area (Lower Saxony).