The energy revolution is one of today's biggest innovation projects. We want it to succeed. A stable transmission system is the foundation of a safe energy supply. Power supply lines are the lifelines of our national economy. Four transmission system operators are responsible for the transmission system. Amprion is one of them.
Without electricity, the “chemparks” of Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen would come to a complete halt. Around 70 companies with more than 48,000 employees generate one-third of North Rhine-Westphalia’s chemicals output in these chemical parks. They are reliant on a secure and uninterrupted supply of power at a reasonable price. We at Amprion are proud that our transmission grid plays a big part in ensuring industrial locations in western Germany and beyond generate value added and secure jobs.
Our power lines are the lifelines of our national economy. We're strengthening them so that we...
In order to achieve its climate targets, Germany is relying on renewable energy sources. To enable wind and solar power to also find its way to the consumption centres in western and southern Germany, we are upgrading and expanding our transmission grid by order of the government. Power line construction projects comprising an overall length of 2,000 kilometres and the expansion and construction of many new substations are on our agenda. These include the corridor along the Rhine, sometimes called the “Rheinschiene”, one of the most important north-south links in Germany. Between Osterath, near Düsseldorf, and Weißenthurm, near Koblenz, we are building new 380-kilovolt lines that will in part replace older ones.
restructuring of the power system to make electricity generation low on emissions and to be sustainable succeeds. We see this restructuring...
Together, the energy transition and the necessary expansion of the power transmission grid amount to one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. But they are reliant on the acceptance of the general public. That is why it’s important for us to strike up a dialogue with citizens, social groups and organisations, to pick up on their comments and to involve them in the planning process. In 2018, we held or participated in more than 560 separate events for precisely this purpose.
as a joint effort: only by working together will we...
Germany in 2030. Wind and solar energy will deliver 65 per cent of our electricity. At Amprion, we are preparing for this by making our transmission grid that stretches from Lower Saxony to the Alps fit for purpose. By connecting wind farms in the North Sea to our grid. By trialling technologies that make it possible to convert electricity from renewables into hydrogen on a large scale and make it storable. In this way, we are combining climate change mitigation with security of supply.
make progress on the road to the energy world of the future.
Facts and Figures
the total installed generation capacity in the Amprion grid area
the area covered by the Amprion grid, stretching from Lower Saxony down to the Alps
the total length of power lines that make up the Amprion transmission grid
the number of people supplied with electricity via the Amprion grid
the number of substations that connect the Amprion grid to power utilities, regional Distribution networks and our customers in industry