Power grid expansion is progressing – planning approval procedure opened for the first section of Project 52 of the Federal Requirements Plan Act

Power grid expansion project 52

50Hertz Transmission GmbH is currently planning to convert the 220 kV overhead line between Bentwisch and Gnewitz (Mecklenburg) into a more powerful 380 kV overhead line. The measure is part of project 52 “Grid reinforcement in the Rostock region”. In addition to the Bentwisch-Gnewitz section, this also includes the replacement of the Güstrow-Bentwisch overhead line section. The project is intended to significantly increase electricity transmission capacity. The aim is to ensure the absorption of electricity from renewable energies (photovoltaic and wind energy plants as well as offshore wind farms) in the region.

In co-operation with BHF Landschaftsarchitekten, FUGMANN JANOTTA PARTNER prepared the environmental approval documents. The current legal requirements of the EU Emergency Ordinance were also implemented for the first time.

Project 52 has been listed in the Federal Requirements Plan since 2021. The total commissioning of the approximately 70-kilometre-long line is planned for 2029.