Press releases from 2017

In the following, we have collated all press releases from 2017.

Junction box styling 2017: We have the winners! (29.11.2017)

Around 130 keen young artists, teachers and parents gathered at Moabit Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant on Wednesday afternoon. They waited excitedly for the winner of this year's "most creative junction box" competition to be announced. Ultimately, this was not just about recognising artistic achievement, but about getting some extra income for the class kitty, as well as some fantastic prizes.

New substation provides secure power supply for thousands of Berlin residents (09.11.2017)

The new Sellerstrasse substation is complete. Three years after work began, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH was able to commence operations on schedule today. As of now, the substation will play an important role in electricity distribution for more than 19,000 households and 3000 businesses in the centre of Berlin.

Multicoloured instead of uniform grey: choose the best junction box 2017! (02.11.2017)

Around 3000 artworks, in the form of creatively designed electricity distribution boxes, can now be found across the city. Approximately 500 of these were sprayed and spruced up this year alone, as part of the "junction box styling" project.

Replacing the asphalt surface in Invalidenstraße: one side of the road blocked between Schwarzer Weg and Scharnhorststraße (22.10.2017)

Between 23 October 2017 and 6 November 2017 (Berlin autumn holiday), Invalidenstraße in Berlin-Mitte will be completely blocked on one side between Schwarzer Weg and Scharnhorststraße.

Stromnetz Berlin publishes estimated grid fees for 2018 (16.10.2017)

Berlin's households and companies can expect lower grid fees for 2018. Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, explains the reasons for the reduction as follows: "For one thing, 50Hertz, which operates the upstream transmission grid, is achieving lower costs for redispatch measures.

Dismantling of overhead power lines in Lichtenberg has begun – Stromnetz Berlin paves the way for new housing (28.09.2017)

13 hectares of new housing for young families, the "Karlshorst Park City", is being built in the Lichtenberg district between Blockdammweg, Hönower Wiesenweg and Trautenauer Straße. The construction project's investors are the district and the company Bonava. In order to be able to start construction in a timely manner, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH will have a total of 16 of its existing 110 kV transmission towers dismantled between the Wuhlheide substation and Schlichtallee.

The Berlin grid is ready for electric mobility (20.09.2017)

With the expansion of the charging infrastructure and the increasing charging capacity of electric vehicles, Stromnetz Berlin expects increasing demands on the grid, but considers itself well prepared for this.

Stromnetz Berlin supports the Magnus-Hirschfeld Monument (12.09.2017)

It's finished! The monument to the world's first homosexual emancipation movement, instigated by the Lesbian and Gay Association of Berlin-Brandenburg (LSVD), has been inaugurated directly on the embankment opposite the Federal Chancellery. Now open after a long approval process, it is worth a visit on account of its unique visual impact.

"They're getting more and more beautiful..." - junction box styling 2017 is underway (13.07.2017)

There's still time to register for the 2018 school project

Grey is a thing of the past – junction box styling brings colour into play. The ninth season of this school project, in which children and young people decorate Stromnetz Berlin's junction boxes and transformer stations with a fresh coat of paint and creative designs, has been running since April.

67,000 households affected by power failure in Treptow-Köpenick for two hours (27.06.2017)

A damaged high-voltage cable close to the Wuhlheide substation led to a major power failure today at 12:54 pm in the eastern part of the borough of Treptow-Köpenick.

Innovations from open data and community involvement (21.06.2017)

Stromnetz Berlin at the BDEW Convention - At the BDEW Convention on 21-22 June 2017 in STATION Berlin, Stromnetz Berlin and the Open Knowledge Foundation are showing how hackathons, open data and community involvement can help to find solutions for the energy transition.

An opportunity for young artists: Apply to take part in the 2018 junction box styling project now! (14.06.2017)

School classes from the Berlin city region wishing to take part in the "junction box styling" school project can now apply for a place. The project is organised by Stromnetz Berlin GmbH in cooperation with meredo e.V. and Helliwood media & education im fjs e.V. In 2018 the painting and spraying project will get underway for the tenth time.

Stromnetz Berlin is seeking new members for its customer advisory board (29.05.2017)

Applications are currently open for the new cus-tomer advisory board at Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the operator of the capital's distribution grid.

Calling all female students! Register now for Women in Engineering Day at Stromnetz Berlin on 7 June (26.05.2017)

Take a look behind the scenes at the activities and daily technical operations of the Berlin distribution system operator, meet experts and other budding engineers, and find out about entry-level career opportunities in the company.

Stromnetz Berlin's website is now available in multiple languages (19.05.2017)

Stromnetz Berlin is living up to Berlin's diversity and making their website available to interested Berliners in additional languages.

Stromnetz Berlin flies its flag at International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) (18.05.2017)

To mark yesterday's Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the Lesbian and Gay Federation of Berlin and Brandenburg (LSVD) and the Alliance against Homophobia met to demonstrate at Wittenbergplatz. This year's motto was "love deserves respect."

New climbing frame for Hummelflug nursery school thanks to employees of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH (09.05.2017)

Hummelflug nursery school is situated in the middle of a residential area close to Köpenicker Landstraße in Berlin's Treptow district. Around 90 children aged between one and school age are looked after here every day. Surrounded by green space, the children have the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of the nearby Plänterwald.

Hand in hand for the new Te-Damm (09.05.2017)

Coordinated construction above and below ground agreed.

Fire at Mitte substation necessitates substantial repair works (27.04.2017)

In the early afternoon of yesterday, a fire started in a cable cellar at Mitte substation near Potsdamer Straße. As a result, around 95,000 households in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Tempelhof-Schöneberg districts lost power for nearly 20 minutes. The power outage began at 13:07. By 13:24 the supply to all households had been restored.

Successful certification for ISMS operated by Stromnetz Berlin GmbH (12.04.2017)

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH is one of the first distribution network operators in Germany to arrange for the certification of the information security management system (ISMS) and the security catalogue for the "secure network operation" area of application as required by the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

Connect with technology: Stromnetz Berlin donates EUR 9,900 to the creative education centre "die gelbe Villa" (29.03.2017)

Girls and technology? It's exactly what we need! Fashion meets technology at the "electro-fashion" workshop held at "die gelbe Villa" [the yellow villa] in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

New record level of investments in Berlin's electricity grid (15.02.2017)

At EUR 209 million, more money is being invested in Berlin's energy distribution grid in 2017 than ever before in the history of Berlin's electricity grid. This was announced by Stromnetz Berlin GmbH at their annual press conference today.

5G can pave the way for the digital revolution (09.02.2017)

According to Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and distribution grid operator Stromnetz Berlin, 5th Generation (5G) communication networks could have a significant impact on the energy sector.

Launch of WindNODE, the model region for smart energy in north-east Germany (26.01.2017)

Berlin – Today marked the official start of the WindNODE project, a joint initiative consisting of over 50 partners to create a model region for smart energy in north-east Germany.

Smart Meter Gateway Administration: Stromnetz Berlin launches IT system from Bosch Software Innovations (18.01.2017)

By launching the IT system for Smart Meter Gateway Administration (SMGWA), Meter Data Management (MDM) and Rollout Process Management, Stromnetz Berlin has created an important requirement for smart metering systems to be rolled out.