Altglienicke: overhead transmission makes way for underground cables
Stromnetz Berlin GmbH is continuing to replace overhead electricity cables in Altglienicke with a network of underground cables.
Stromnetz Berlin GmbH is continuing to replace overhead electricity cables in Altglienicke with a network of underground cables. Construction work to dismantle the overhead cables will begin in the weeks between 24 - 31 August 2015 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. This construction work is part of the Berlin energy grid operator's plan to replace all overhead cables in the distribution grid with subterranean cables by the early 2030s.
Laying cables underground reduces the risk of outages affecting customers in this area. This makes the grid safer and improves performance, to ensure a secure future supply of electricity for a fast-growing metropolis like Berlin and to manage new demands on the grid, e.g. the expansion of decentralised energy production, the increase in electromobility and optimal connectivity to renewable energy sources in the surrounding area.
The construction work that this necessitates will take place primarily on the streets and pavement areas in the district, and on the following streets in stages:
- Ortolfstraße 167 - 189
- Weidenweg – Mittelweg
- Bohnsdorfer Weg
- Ewaldstraße (ab Bohnsdorfer Weg)
- Müngersdorfer Straße
Households whose electricity is currently provided via their own overhead connection will receive a new connection as part of this overhead cable replacement process and will be contacted personally well in advance.