The power network is similar to the road network. There are local and long-distance routes. Amprion and three other transmission system operators are responsible for the long-distance routes in the German electrical network, each in its own grid area. Our extra-high-voltage network is 11,000 kilometres long and transports electricity across an area that extends from the North Sea to the Alps. This area is home to 29 million people and around a third of Germany’s economic output. Our power lines are lifelines of society: They secure people’s jobs and their quality of life. We maintain the grid in a stable and secure condition so the lights never go out. We are also preparing the way for a climate-compatible energy system: we are extending our network so that power from the wind and sun can get safely and reliably to where it is needed. We also perform overarching operations for integrated grid systems in Germany and Europe.
is the length of our transmission network. It transports electricity across an area that extends from the North Sea to the Alps.
29 MILLION PEOPLE
live in our grid area. Around a third of Germany’s economic output is generated in this region.
22.2 BILLION EUROS
is what we’ll be investing in converting and expanding our network over the next five years.
help keep the lights from going out. They work in Dortmund and more than 37 other sites throughout the grid area.