Press releases from 2014

In the following, we have collated all press releases from 2014.

Grid costs remain stable in 2015 as average consumption falls (19.12.2014)

Electricity consumption in Berlin is dropping more sharply than anticipated - January will see a slight rise in grid usage fees, from 5.09 cents to 5.36 cents per kilowatt hour passed.

Online tool for property owners: A quick and easy way to calculate house connection costs (18.12.2014)

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the Berlin distribution system operator, has developed an online tool which allows property owners to calculate the costs for a new house connection in just three steps.

The Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Prize for e*Message Deutschland (06.12.2014)

The wireless grid control system e*Nergy, developed in collaboration with Stromnetz Berlin, received an award.

Open words meet open ears – the first sessions of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH's Customer Advisory Council (04.12.2014)

Transparency, the energy revolution, security of supply, energy prices and innovation – these are the topics that hold the greatest interest for the 24 members of the newly-founded Customer Advisory Council at Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, which runs the capital's energy distribution grid.

Junction box styling 2014: We have the winners! (27.11.2014)

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.

Outdoor parking becomes outdoor charging (24.11.2014)

A collaborative pilot project by Stromnetz Berlin and ubitricity demonstrates how charging infrastructure can be constructed efficiently and at a good price, as part of measures to modernise street lighting.

EUR 7000 for people in need: Stromnetz Berlin gives Christmas donations to Telefonseelsorge Berlin (20.11.2014)

As part of a charity organ concert with funds going to Telefonseelsorge Berlin, Dr Helmar Rendez, CEO of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, presented Anselm Lange, head of Telefonseelsorge Berlin e.V., with a cheque for EUR 7000.

Multicoloured instead of uniform grey: choose the best junction box 2014 (31.10.2014)

Around 1200 artworks, in the form of creatively designed electricity distribution boxes, can now be found across the city. Approximately 380 of these were sprayed and spruced up this year alone, as part of the "junction box styling" project. To acknowledge this commitment, the project is rounded off with the "most creative junction box 2014" competition. 16 school classes entered their results.

Smart grid innovations for Berlin's distribution grid at belektro (14.10.2014)

From 15 - 17 October, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the capital's distribution system operator, will welcome all interested guests to its stall at the belektro specialist trade fair for electrotechnology, electronics and lighting. The focus of this year's trade fair stall is the topic of smart grids. With the help of visual exhibits, visitors to the trade fair will get a chance to get to grips with and improve their understanding of the often invisible and complex smart grid technologies.

10 points for a secure energy supply (30.09.2014)

Stromnetz Berlin and the other distribution system operators in north-eastern Germany agree, along with the transmission grid operator for the 50 Hertz region, a package of measures to ensure security of supply and to strengthen their collaboration.

New substation in Neukölln connects to the grid (18.09.2014)

The first of around 26,000 home and business customers in the Britz area will, as of now, start to receive their electricity supply from the newly constructed substation at Buckower Damm.

Stromnetz is looking for members for its Customer Advisory Council - all Berlin residents over 16 years old can apply. (17.09.2014)

Today is the beginning of the application period for the new Customer Advisory Council at Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, which operates the capital's distribution grid. Anyone who lives in Berlin and is aged over 16 is invited to apply to join the forum by 31 October 2014.

On your marks, get set, go: Europacity receives its own substation (04.09.2014)

As of now, there will be a new 110/10 kV substation on Sellerstrasse for Berlin's Europacity development area.

Boom in competition on Berlin's energy grid: there are already over 400 energy providers in the capital (29.07.2014)

Berlin residents can now select their energy supplier from over 400 different providers. This means that customers benefit from a huge selection of providers and rates, from which they can choose the best deal for them.

Stromnetz Berlin welcomes the recommendations of the dena Smart Meter Study (11.07.2014)

As operator of Germany's largest city distribution grid, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH welcomed the dena Smart Meter Study, published this week by the German Energy Agency (dena), as an important step towards expanding the use of smart electricity meters nationwide.

New Köpenick substation is on the grid (25.06.2014)

The first of around 32,000 household and business customers in the Wendenschloss, Köpenick and Grünau districts will now receive their energy from the new substation in Köpenick's Landjägerstrasse.

Electricity grid renovation in southern Berlin: new cables for Lichtenrade (19.06.2014)

In Berlin's Lichtenrade district, fundamental renovation work has begun on the low voltage grid.

Opportunities for young artists: there are still free spaces for "junction box styling"! (18.06.2014)

School classes from across the Berlin city area interested in participating in the collaborative project "junction box styling" by Stromnetz Berlin GmbH and meredo e.V. still have time to apply.

Construction work in Altglienicke: overhead electricity lines disappear from the cityscape (05.06.2014)

From the end of May to mid-December 2014, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH will be replacing the existing network of overhead electricity lines in the Altglienicke district with underground cables.

Outage in Adlershof (20.05.2014)

The outage which occurred at 01:40 was resolved at 19:37 and electricity supply in the affected area was completely restored once again, after just under 18 hours.

New transformer for "Zille" substation (16.05.2014)

On Monday night, a transformer weighing 65 tonnes will be delivered by heavy-duty transport to "Zille" substation on Zauritzweg in Berlin's Charlottenburg district.

Grey is yesterday: school project "junction box styling" heads to the next round (12.04.2014)

In 2014, due to popular demand, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH and the meredo e.V. association will hold the "junction box styling" school project once again.

Outlook for 2014: EUR 300 million for the smartest metropolitan grid in Germany (28.01.2014)

Berlin distribution system operator Stromnetz Berlin GmbH is focussing its construction projects in 2014 on equipping its grid of around 36,000 kilometres with intelligent control technology. Its aim is to turn Berlin's grid into the smartest metropolitan grid in Germany.

Grey is yesterday: who will win the "junction box styling" school project? (08.01.2014)

Berlin residents can vote for the capital's most attractive junction box until 14 January 2014.