Amprion – working to construct the energy world of tomorrow. With every new power line and every new transformer substation built, our transmission grid becomes stronger.
The energy world of tomorrow is increasingly dependent on wind and sun. While the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in Germany today is just under 40 per cent, it is expected to rise to 65 per cent by 2030 and as much as 80 per cent by 2050. This can only be achieved if we have a strong, stable and resilient transmission grid. It transmits wind and solar power to consumption centres in western and southern Germany. We are strengthening our transmission grid to enable it to handle these duties – and in doing so are helping to restructure our energy system in such a way that Germany will achieve its climate targets.
To make progress in grid expansion, we are upgrading power lines, erecting new pylons, installing underground cables and retrofitting transformer substations. Expansion of the grid is picking up speed. With every new power line and every new substation built, our transmission grid becomes stronger. For only a reliable transmission grid can guarantee the quality of life of the people in our country and economic stability.
At the same time, we’re also thinking “European”. After all, we’re using our grid to transmit the electricity that is traded on the European electricity exchanges. In many areas, we are promoting the integration of Europe’s internal energy market. If we want to make our own power system more sustainable, the European market also has to play its part.
In this journal, we report on where and how we are building the energy world of tomorrow. Join us on a journey through Germany and Europe!
I hope you have a lot of pleasure reading it.
Head of Corporate Communications and Digital Media at Amprion