To improve the transport of wind power produced in northern Germany, E.ON, Düsseldorf, Germany, is adding new transmission lines. One of these is a new high-voltage line between Breklum and Flensburg, which became operational the week of Dec. 11, took just a year to build, and will strengthen Germany’s grid.
The line connects the north Frisian coast, which is home to numerous wind farms, with the ultrahigh-voltage transmission system. It triples the transmission capacity in northern Friesland, from 310 MW to more than 1,000 MW. It will also transport the electricity generated by deepwater wind farms like Amrumbank West which is currently under construction and scheduled to enter service in 2015.