A safe and efficient transmission grid is the backbone of the Austrian business location and a fundamental requirement for the further expansion of renewable energies and the achievement of the Austrian and European climate protection goals.
The Master Plan Grid 2030 was prepared by Austrian Power Grid AG as the basis for medium- and long-term grid planning. The foreseeable developments in the energy market in the period 2009 to 2020 were analysed in detail and the necessary expansion steps in the APG transmission grid were defined.
The results of all of the relevant calculations point at massive increases in grid loads up to 2030 and a pressing need for the further expansion of the APG transmission grid. This applies not only to the transmission lines in Austria but also to the cross-border lines.