Underground cable system to transport renewable energy

Westnetz, one of Germany’s largest distribution network operators, is building a 17 km underground cable system in Hunsrück as part of their efforts to support the transition to renewable energy. This new high-voltage cable will transport renewable wind power from turbines at Hunsrück to the region’s urban centres. Pfisterer is supplying the entire 110 kV cable system with a total cable length of about 52 km together with the cable accessories, as a turnkey system.

Westnetz, the distribution network operator for the Trier region and a subsidiary of Innogy, views the €19-million project as an investment in transition to renewable energy in Rhineland-Palatinate. Their existing distribution network in Hunsrück is now operating close to capacity due to the rapid growth of renewable energy generation. Consequently, surplus wind energy will soon be transported from a substation in Thalfang (110 kV) through a 17 km renewable energy connection to a substation in Osburg.

Contact Ellen Ramathe, Pfisterer, Tel 033 397-5400, ellen.ramathe@pfisterer.co.za

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