Compared to the coarse of the project, it is important start: a pit, construction machinery, some workers and a red pipe that protrudes rough garden from a small tunnel before the substation. Since last summer, the network operator transnetbw in the nearby heilbronn the infrastructure for the endpoint of the planned powertrasse suedlink builds up. Something’s going on. Also at the second route ultranet, which will end in philippsburg near karlsruhe. Both electricity roadways should once bring rough quantities of wind stream from the north to the budwest. Actually since the day before yesterday.
Done wind farms, electricity grids under construction
In order to satisfy the energy hunger in the economic sudwest even after the nuclear phase-out, the electricity supplier enbw has been investing in northern german wind farms. The wind ratings are already turning, the billions-heavy expansion of the power grids is only progressing. Completion dates were postponed repeatedly.
So the nearly 700-kilometer riding suedlink, which runs from schleswig-holstein brunsbuttel to leingarten-grobgartach near heilbronn, to finish until 2022 – then, if the last atomic divider in neckarwestheim goes from the network and the budwest needs the electricity from the north. Meanwhile, the network operators transnetbw and tennet go out from commissioning at the end of 2026. The decision of politics, the route to lay underground because of the better acceptance, has cost time – and money. Instead of around three billion euros, ten billion is expected.