1928 saw the birth of the German transmission grid in the Rhineland. For the past 15 years, Amprion has been planning, operating and developing what is a key piece of infrastructure for both our company and society – backed by 90 years of experience.

1928

The first power lines between Brauweiler and Bludenz in Austria and the System Operation and Control Centre in Brauweiler are built – the nucleus of the German transmission grid.

1957

The grid is growing and becoming more capable – thanks in part to Germany’s first 380-kV line between Rommerskirchen and Ludwigsburg.

1975

In Brauweiler, the first computer-based control system is used to operate and control the grid.

2016

Amprion trials Germany’s first 380-kV AC underground cable in Raesfeld.


2020

ALEGrO is to be the first DC link in Germany’s close-meshed transmission grid to go online.

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