11-19-2019

APG Ground-Breaking Ceremony:
200 million Euro for Weinviertel Region and Energy Transition in Lower Austria

The existing APG power line in the Waldviertel region is already more than 70 years old and due to its long operating time in need of renovation. Besides the two APG executives Thomas Karall and Gerhard Christiner, also Christiane Teschl-Hofmeister, member of the provincial government of Lower Austria, and EVN supervisory board chairman Franz Mittermayer

The good news first: the new ‘Weinviertel Line’ will need 53 pylons less than the old one. “This has to do with the fact that we can dismantle the first 11 kilometers of the old line without replacement since we can connect the new line with and feed the electricity in an already existing one“, explain APG executives Thomas Karall and Gerhard Christiner.After a planned construction time of four years, the start of operation is scheduled for 2022.

“The energy transition is a big chance for Lower Austria. With the new APG Weinviertel Line Lower Austria is provided with an efficient and future-oriented grid connection for renewable energy sources generated in the region. The APG Weinviertel Line thus provides a valuable contribution to the Lower Austrian Climate and Energy Strategy 2030”, says provincial government member Christiane Teschl-Hofmeister on the occasion of the ground-breaking.