Facts, figures and dates

Here we have put together an overview of the key facts, figures and dates on our company, our work and the city of Berlin. You can find the collated information as a fact sheet in the download area.

Stromnetz Berlin offers a high level of supply reliability: Statistically, each Berlin resident will only lose their power supply once every five years. If there is an outage, however, a disruption on the medium voltage grid will last an average of 49,1 minutes before the energy is flowing again.

Statistically speaking, in Berlin in 2015, every consumer spent approximately 10,01 minutes without electricity.1 For comparison: the same figure for Germany as a whole in 2015 was 12.7 minutes.2

Current load

2,014.7
MW

Origin of power

767
MW
Generation in Berlin
1,248
MW
Power import from transmission grid

Annual usage

13.8
TWh
in 2015

CO2 emission

6.6
Mio. Tonnen
in 2015
Circuit length4
Cables and wiring

35,301 km

Cabling coverage

98 %

Incorporated high, medium and low voltage assets4
Substations

78

Grid and customer stations

10,948

Cable distribution cabinets
(distributed at low voltage level)

~16,700

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Secure - laid underground, Berlin's electricity cables are 99.998% reliable

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Global - the 35,301 km long electricity cables in Berlin would stretch once around the world

In the metropolis on the Spree, 98 per cent of cables are underground. This means that they are well protected against external influences such as bad weather or lightning, although they can be damaged by underground building work.

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH will invest around 167 million euros on grid infrastructure in 2016, especially the expansion and maintenance of the distribution grid in Berlin. Nearly 70 per cent of this expenditure is going to companies from the Berlin-Brandenburg region. And that is still the case, even though all commissions over 400,000 euros are tendered across Europe.

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Surprising - Whitsunday is often the day of the year with the lowest energy consumption

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Enduring - each year, Berlin consumes enough energy to run an ICE train non-stop for 200 years

Geographical data4
Number of residents in the grid area

3.484.995

Geographical size of the grid area

892 km2

Investment in grid infrastructure5

EUR ~167 million

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH's employees6

~1.300


1 The average duration of an interruption at low voltage (0.4 kV) due to causes at all voltage levels (110/10/0.4 kV), excluding interruptions caused by force majeure.
2 Federal Network Agency, SAIDI-Wert 2015, www.bundesnetzagentur.de.
3 This data has not been published under statutory publication obligations.
4 The deadline is 31 December 2015.
5 Investment in 2016.
6 The deadline is 1 September 2016.