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Austrian Power Grid (APG): Vegetation Management Work for Supply Security

In the coming months, routine vegetation management work will be carried out along APG line sections in the Linz area. These measures are independent of projects and are necessary in the entire existing grid at recurring intervals in order to keep the line routes (pylons & lines) free of vegetation that might grow closer than the safety distances in accordance with the applicable regulations. These works are absolutely necessary for safe grid operation and are carried out in coordination with the landowners and the responsible authorities.

At the beginning of March, APG is carrying out this clearance work on the existing 110 kV line between Ernsthofen and Hütte Süd in the route area around the Pichling substation. The work will last a maximum of two days and will take place on weekdays between 7am and 5pm. Temporary restrictions may occur on the cycle path around the Pichling substation.

About Austrian Power Grid (APG)

As independent transmission system operator Austrian Power Grid (APG) is in charge of ensuring the security of electricity supply in Austria. With our high-performance and digital electricity infrastructure and the use of state-of-the-art technologies we integrate renewable energies, we are the platform for the electricity market, we provide access to reasonably priced electricity for Austria’s consumers and thus create the basis for Austria as supply-secure industrial and business location and place to live. The APG grid totals a length of about 3,400 km and is operated, maintained and continuously adapted to the increasing challenges of the electrification of businesses, industry and society by a team of approximately 733 specialists. Also in 2022 Austria had a security of supply of 99.99 percent and thus ranks among the top countries worldwide. Our investments of 490 million euros in 2023 (2022: 370 million euros) are a motor for the Austrian economy and a crucial factor in reaching Austria’s climate and energy targets. Until 2032 APG will invest a total of approximately 3.5 billion euros in grid expansion and renovation projects, which amounts to approximately 19 percent of the total of 18 billion euros which the energy industry will invest in the grid infrastructure over the next ten years.

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