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12 May 2021
Complete SuedLink route now awaiting planning approval
Transmission system operator TransnetBW has submitted an application to start planning approval proceedings for the remaining section of the SuedLink wind power line at the border between the districts of Hanover and Hildesheim as well as Einbeck (Northeim district) to the German Federal Network Agency. The authority had set out the 1,000-metre-wide route corridor for this SuedLink section at the end of March. “From today, all SuedLink sections are awaiting planning approval and we are cont...
26 April 2021
Transmission System Operators submit Second Draft of Network Development Plan 2035, Version 2021
The transmission system operators (TSOs) 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW today submitted the second draft of the Network Development Plan (Netzentwicklungsplan, NEP) 2035, Version 2021 to the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) and published it on http://www.netzentwicklungsplan.de . Suggestions and comments from the public consultation process on the first draft of the NEP, which was conducted between 29 January and 5 March 2021, have been taken into consideration fo...
20 January 2021
TransnetBW and Jedlix – concentrated expertise for mobility and energy transition
Stuttgart, Rotterdam. German transmission system operators TransnetBW and Dutch smart charging platform operators Jedlix are collaborating. Together, the companies are exploring the potential of electric vehicles to provide balancing energy. A comprehensive field test, the largest of its kind in Germany, is in planning. More than 100 owners of electric vehicles (EVs) living in TransnetBW's control area and who charge their vehicles at home can take part. For a period of three months, the e...
6 November 2020
Successful Go-Live of German Balancing Energy Market
Flexibility in the procurement of balancing energy has been increased in Germany by decoupling it from the procurement of balancing capacity. On November 2nd, the balancing energy market has gone live with first delivery on November 3rd. The balancing energy market enables transmission system operators (TSOs) to access additional balancing bids, increasing social welfare. Bayreuth, Berlin, Dortmund, Stuttgart. The four German TSOs 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW announced: “By int...
16 September 2020
ULTRANET: Foundation Stone Laid for DC Substation in Philippsburg
Philippsburg/Stuttgart. At a celebration in Philippsburg earlier today, which was attended by Andreas Feicht, Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, as well as Franz Untersteller, the Baden-Württemberg Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, TransnetBW CEO Dr Werner Götz laid the foundation stone for the DC transformer substation of the ULTRANET HVDC transmission line. Among the invited guests and speakers were also Stefan Ma...
29 June 2020
SuedLink: Contract awarded for plastic-insulated 525 kV underground cables
Bayreuth/Stuttgart/Würzburg. Transmission system operators TenneT and TransnetBW are driving the SuedLink energy transition project further forward. In parallel with the ongoing approval procedures, both companies have opted for plastic-insulated 525 kV underground cables. Contracts to deliver and lay the underground cables have been awarded to NKT GmbH & Co. KG and Prysmian PowerLink S.r.I. The combined value of the contracts is about €2 billion. "In the future, SuedLink will form the ba...
24 September 2019
SuedLink breaks new ground in project management in Germany
24 September 2019 – Bayreuth, Stuttgart. Having set out to connect underground cables, SuedLink is the largest energy transition project – with plans to transport wind electricity from northern Germany to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Developers Ten-neT and TransnetBW have commissioned central service provider (CSP) Jacobs, an international company offering engineering and industrial services, for their area of responsibility in order to efficiently speed up the further approval procedure...
3 May 2019
Contract extension for TransnetBW CEO Dr Werner Götz
STUTTGART, Germany – The Supervisory Board of TransnetBW has reappointed Dr Werner Götz as Chairman of the Executive Board. Götz has been a member of the Executive Board since 2015 and held its Chairmanship since 2017. The contract extension provides for a five-year term, meaning that Götz will remain at the helm of the Baden-Württemberg transmission system operator until 2025. “TransnetBW will be implementing major energy transition projects in the years ahead,” said Dr Hans-Josef Zimmer, ...
21 February 2019
SuedLink: Ready for the final decision on the corridor route
Bayreuth, Stuttgart, 21 February 2019. Today, the transmission system operators TenneT and TransnetBW presented the proposed corridor for the direct current connection SuedLink, which they will submit to the Federal Network Agency at the end of February for its decision. This corridor is the result of detailed studies and is supposed to run from Schleswig-Holstein through western Lower Saxony, northern Hesse and southern Thuringia to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. “With the detailed studie...
15 January 2019
SuedLink: Heilbronn Regional Council approves converter for Leingarten substation
On 15 January 2019, transmission system operator TransnetBW received its first partial construction licence from Heilbronn Regional Council to build the SuedLink converter at its Leingarten location. This means the first preparatory construction measures can begin in 2020 as planned. The idea is that from 2025 onwards this SuedLink, a 700-km DC underground cable, will link the windy regions of Northern Germany with Baden Wuerttemberg and Bavaria in the south of the country. The converter wil...
21 September 2018
Michael Jesberger to become new CTO of TransnetBW
The Supervisory Board of TransnetBW has appointed Michael Jesberger as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. The 55-year-old will take up the office at the transmission systems operator in Baden-Wuerttemberg as soon as possible – at the latest, however, by 1 July 2019. He succeeds Rainer Joswig, who will resign from the Executive Board as planned on 1 March 2019 in order to retire. The Federal Network Agency has still to confirm the appointment of Mr Jesberger. Michael Jesberger, an e...
4 June 2018
Rainer Joswig to leave TransnetBW in 2019
Rainer Joswig, member of the TransnetBW Executive Board, will leave the company on 1 March 2019. “My current contract expires at that time, and I’ll be 61 years old. I can look back on 35 interesting and challenging years in the energy sector, the past 20 years in transmission systems. This is a good time for a change”, explained Joswig. Joswig is responsible for plant operation, system management and regulation management at TransnetBW. He is also involved in several German and European c...
7 August 2017
Dr Rainer Pflaum confirmed as CFO of TransnetBW
The Supervisory Board of TransnetBW has reappointed Dr Rainer Pflaum as CFO. Pflaum will continue to be responsible for the financial division including Procurement, Economic Grid Management and HR. Chairperson of the Supervisory Board Dr Hans-Josef Zimmer welcomed the decision: “The reappointment of Rainer Pflaum ensures continuity in the management of TransnetBW for the coming years.” Rainer Pflaum was appointed to the Board of the predecessor company EnBW Transportnetze AG in December 2...
20 February 2017
Core CCR: Cooperation of 16 European TSOs to further integrate European Energy Markets
Sixteen TSOs follow a decision of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to combine the existing regional initiatives of former Central Eastern Europe and Central Western Europe to the enlarged European Core region (Decision 06/2016 of November 17, 2016). The countries within the Core region are located in the heart of Europe which is why the Core CCR Project has a substantial importance for the further European market integration. Therefore, the TSOs have confirmed the...
1 January 2021
relevant information on coronavirus
Here, we publish relevant information on coronavirus (COVID-19) for our employees as well as external parties. As a company responsible for supplying around 11 million people with electricity, we take our responsibility for the good of society very seriously. We have taken comprehensive measures to protect our workforce from infections and keep up our system and business operations at the same time. Visitors as well as third-party employees coming to TransnetBW are subject to the quarant...
30 June 2020
The FCR Cooperation reaches the next Milestone in the Development of the largest FCR Market in Europe
50Hertz, Amprion, APG, Elia, RTE, Swissgrid, TenneT, TransnetBW announce the successful first frequency containment reserve (FCR) auction with 4-hour products held on the 30th of June 2020 for the delivery period of the 1st of July 2020. In addition to reducing the product length from one day to 4 hours, the FCR Cooperation brings the FCR market closer to real time by shifting the gate closure from D-2 to D-1. The goal is to reduce the procurement costs by fostering competition between BSPs ...
23 October 2019
Single Day-Ahead Coupling (SDAC) is prepared for potential consequences of Brexit on implicit day-ahead market coupling
The Single Electricity Market (SEM), which encompasses the island of Ireland, would remain within the implicit day-ahead market coupling with the SEM bidding zone operated in an isolated mode. This solution has been successfully tested during September. SDAC allocates scarce cross-border transmission capacity in the most efficient way by coupling wholesale electricity markets from different regions through a common algorithm, simultaneously taking into account cross-border transmission cons...
23 September 2019
Michael Jesberger appointed chair of ENTSO-E steering group
Representatives of the European Association of European Transmission System Operators (EINTSO-E) elected Michael Jesberger, Managing Director of TransnetBW, to its Executive Board in June of this year. As of 19 September 2019, he is also to lead ENTSO-E’s new steering group for TSO and DSO interface. It coordinates committee-level interface within ENTSO-E between transmission and distribution system op-erators at the European level for the development and implementation of measures to achiev...
9 July 2019
Successful Go-live of Multiple NEMO Arrangements (MNA) in Central West Europe (CWE)
This Go-Live is the result of the cooperation of 18 parties (9 TSOs, 3 NEMOs and 6 third parties) during 2 years of work and more than 8 months of extensive testing. By introducing MNA, the Single Day Ahead Coupling is accessible by more than one NEMO (Nominated Electricity Market Operator) per bidding zone. Therefore, the governance and processes within the CWE region were comprehensively adapted to be compliant with CACM. The general principles of capacity calculation and allocation are n...
12 June 2019
XBID – 1st anniversary
The SIDC parties are pleased to recognise a successful first year of operation with high and growing numbers of trades together with stable and robust performance. Over 16 million trades have been successfully completed since go-live in June 2018. Preparation and testing are now well underway for a 2nd wave go-live which is expected to be launched towards the end of Quarter 4 2019. The following countries are actively involved in this expansion: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary,...
17 April 2019
Core FB MC Market Design is finalised for implementation
According to article 20 of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM Regulation), a Flow-Based market coupling for the day-ahead timeframe has to be implemented in the Core capacity calculation region (Core CCR). The project parties involved in the Core Flow-Based Market Coupling project have finalised the Market Design for Implementation. The current planning foresees the go-live of Flow-Based Market Coupling in ...
5 December 2018
European platform for long-term capacity allocation
In line with the timeline set by the Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1719 establishing a guideline on forward capacity allocation 28 Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from 22 European countries established the Single Allocation Platform (SAP) as of 1st October 2018. Establishment of the Single Allocation Platform is an important step towards the Integrated Electricity Market. It shall promote the development of liquid and competitive forward markets in a coordinated way across Europe an...
10 September 2018
Go Live of congestion management on the German-Austrian Bidding Zone Border on 1st of October 2018
All relevant governance bodies – of Transmission System Operators and Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) - have confirmed go live for the congestion management scheme at the border between Austria and Germany on the 1st of October 2018. This bidding zone split is based on careful and transparent preparatory work from a large number of involved parties on European level over the last months. It will ensure safe grid operations especially in the upcoming winter period. Implementati...
6 September 2018
European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution is stable
Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are pleased to announce that the number of trades in XBID since go-live in mid-June has exceeded 2.5 million. The XBID solution has been running with stability and therefore, the Steering Committee has decided, in line with the contractual agreement between NEMOs and TSOs to remove the rollback systems. The XBID solution has been running now for over two and a half months. The initial period after go-liv...
1 July 2018
National Garden Show Heilbronn 2019 – a diverse BUGA
The National Garden Show Heilbronn 2019 will showcase itself as a diverse garden show. It will offer a broad programme of landscapes, floral displays, water features, talks, sports, participatory activities and concerts for every taste. A city exhibition will be integrated for the first time. This is also the first building block of the future urban district Neckarbogen, which will be developed into a green city district by the river over the next few years. It has been deliberately design...
12 March 2018
Consultation: Cross-Border Exchange and Procurement of Balancing Capacity between Germany and Austria
In the context of the Balancing Cooperation between Germany and Austria a stakeholder consultation, according to Guideline on Electricity Balancing (EBGL) Article 33 (1) in connection with article 10, regarding the processes for cross-border exchange and procurement of balancing capacity will be conducted by the respective TSOs. Within this framework, furthermore an exemption of the allowance of cross-border transfer of the balancing provision between balancing service providers according t...
1 March 2018
Alpine Power Links - ENTSO-E Regional Conference 2018: 18th of April 2018, Basel
This year’s regional conference of ENTSO-E is devoted to a central part of Europe which can be called the core of the interconnected electricity system: The Alpine region. It links important market areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, as well as Italy and Slovenia. The European electricity system has benefitted, for decades, from initiatives that started here. Further information including agenda, location and registration form: https://ti.to/entso-e/alpine-power-links-region...
4 October 2017
New Managing Directors Hired for TSCNET Services
As the current Managing Director of TSCNET Services, Siem Bruijns, will return to the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT, a TSCNET shareholder, the Munich-based Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) has announced the appointment of two new managing directors by the Supervisory Board: Maik Neubauer and Uwe Zimmermann. Both join the company immediately. “Europe’s energy landscape is changing – and this brings many new challenges for TSOs,” says the Chairman of TSCNET’s Super...
7 March 2017
CWE Flow-Based Intraday Capacity Calculation
Public Consultation Invitation to participate to the online Public Consultation on CWE Flow-Based IDCC until March 15th, 2017. www.jao.eu
6 February 2017
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