Billions for the Austrian Electricity Infrastructure
The electricity transmission system of TSCNET shareholder APG, the Austrian transmission system operator (TSO), is increasingly reaching its limits due to the restructuring of the energy system, notably through the integration of renewable energies. As a result, TSO interventions for grid stability and security of supply are currently incurring monthly costs of €10m for Austrian electricity customers. APG is determined to respond with an even faster expansion of its high-voltage grid.
380-kV Salzburg line: Federal Administrative Court upholds EIA approval notice
Essential project for reaching Austrian climate targets
QR-Codes: APG automates emergency messages
As the emergency services need accurate information, all 12,000 pylons in the APG control area have been equipped with an individual QR code since summer 2018. A corresponding specially developed smartphone application enables a reliable and quick notification of the right personnel in an emergency.
APG study on targets for renewables
A resilient electricity transmission grid is the most effective flexibility option for converting the energy system in the course of the energy transition. This is the result of a study conducted by the renowned consulting company “Energy Brainpool” on behalf of TSCNET shareholder APG, the Austrian transmission system operator (TSO).
A 593 tonnes transport on behalf of Austrian Power Grid
On 21 January, 2019, a 220/110 kV transformer was delivered to the substation Obersielach. From the Grafenstein railway station, the 293-tonnes piece was transported on the road for the last 26 kilometers of the route.
European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects successful go-live
Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are pleased to announce that XBID was successfully launched on Tuesday June 12th. First deliveries were achieved on Wednesday June 13th. This marks a major milestone in the project and follows several years of complex and intensive development and testing.
Carinthian transformer connected to the grid
The substation in Obersielach in the southernmost Austrian state of Carinthia is an essential component of the nationwide modernisation process, with which TSCNET shareholder APG, the Austrian transmission system operator (TSO), adapts its grid to the high requirements of a sustainable energy future. Last September, a large additional 380/220kV transformer was delivered to Obersielach ‒ due to its heavy weight in three parts – and then it took six months of installation work and extensive functional testing, before the new device could finally be connected to the grid on 26 April 2018. Further upgrade measures at the substation are still pending and completion is scheduled for autumn 2019. Overall, APG is investing round €38m in the operating site.
New transformer in Upper Austria
In order to secure the long-term security of electricity supply in the Western Mühlviertel in Upper Austria as well as to improve the supply situation in the greater Linz area, TSCNET shareholder APG, the Austrian transmission system operator (TSO), is upgrading its substation near the Jochenstein Danube hydropower plant on the Austro-German border. These modernisation measures include a new 220/110kV transformer.
ACER recommendation to divide the German-Austrian energy market is a step backwards for Europe
ACER, the European agency of energy market regulators, released a statement today, September 23rd 2015 regarding the Austrian-German common electricity market zone. In the policy brief, it is recommended that the common market area be split. The Austrian Power Grid AG recognises in this suggestion a large step backward for the integration of the European electricity market.
06-14-2018 European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects successful go-live