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Principles and procedures
The task of implementing the change in our energy environment, or "energy transition", is confronting us with new challenges. We must continuously adapt our extra-high voltage network to bring ever increasing amounts of electricity from renewable energy sources reliably to consumers across ever larger transmission paths. Through reinforcement measures and expansions to respond to changing demands, we can ensure reliable electricity transmission at all times. We work with the other transmission system operators involved in the Network Development Plan to design the necessary projects. Prior to implementation, all projects pass through a legally defined series of approval procedures during which the individual measures are examined in detail.
All transmission grid expansion measures must be approved by the responsible authorities before they can be put into practice. The associated procedures, which comprise several different stages, check whether the project complies with the applicable legal provisions and what impact it may have on protected resources. The aim is to consider the needs of all the different parties in depth in order to come to a solution that meets with the greatest possible widespread acceptance.
When planning and building new routes, TransnetBW adheres to the following principles:
- Compliance with threshold values, legal requirements and technical regulations
- As far away as possible from residential areas
- "Bundling with existing line infrastructure, e.g. rail power line routes"
- Avoidance and minimisation of environmental impacts
- Space utilisation reduced to a minimum
- Transmission line routes designed to be as straight as possible with minimum changes of direction
- Routes kept as short as possible
- Technical feasibility