135 kilometers to extend the current highway through Bavaria. Economy Minister Hubert Aiwanger holds the plans for a huge regional impact.
The controversial electricity highway Südlink to run 135 miles through the free state. According to the of the future network operators Tennet and Transnet BW in Berlin on Thursday presented plans for the route, Bayern achieved in the lower Franconian district of Rhön-grave field near the highway 71. A line should then extend to the network connection point Grafenrheinfeld, South of Schweinfurt and the other to the West of Würzburg in the direction of Baden-Württemberg. Due to significant citizen protests, the pipeline will be laid mostly under the earth.
"When Südlink have now confirmed the plans, an expansion of transmission capacities and widening of the path God was not planned, thanks," said economy Minister Hubert Aiwanger (Free voters) on Thursday. Nevertheless, the current plans are a huge regional exposure, and a decision against the regional energy transition in Bavaria, to guarantee that in the next ten years, the security of supply really criticized Aiwanger. The government must also improve - for example, through more pilot projects for underground cabling - the acceptance of the power lines.
#SuedLink: starting shot for the final decision on the Corridor. Together with @TransnetBW, we present results of a detailed examination of the Corridor options. https://t.co/bpkmC0xpMa #energy transition @grid expansion pic.twitter.com/cvNXPc3Ak9— TenneT Germany (@TenneT_DE) 21. February 2019
With this claim Aiwanger relation to plans of the Federal government took, in addition to the Südlink two to build power lines to improve the network. They are to be conducted, other than the Südlink, overground: A from Thuringia to Bavaria, with the possible aim of Grafenrheinfeld, the second of Hesse to mountain Rhine field, which is located directly next to grafenrheinfeld. The company Tennet operates a large electrical substation - and there, the resistance against the power lines particularly hard. Also, the Bavarian state government has been critical to these two power lines with the endpoint in mountain Rhine field, or grafenrheinfeld.
Over the course of the Südlinks want to decide the Federal network Agency is expected to end in 2019. In the coming weeks, the two companies want citizens to inform on site about the background of the route selection.