Press releases from 2015

In the following, we have collated all press releases from 2015.

Further expansion of electricity grid in Köpenick and Grünau (21.12.2015)

Fifty-six kilometres of underground cable to be installed east of the Dahme.

Topping out ceremony for new substation - latest technology for Berlin's energy grid (27.11.2015)

After around 14 months of construction, the topping out ceremony for a new substation building in Berlin's Wedding district took place today.

Junction box styling 2015: We have the winners! (25.11.2015)

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 performance, but also some extra income for the class kitty and nice prizes.

Multicoloured instead of uniform grey: choose the best junction box 2015! (04.11.2015)

Around 1700 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.

Stromnetz Berlin: new website online from today (19.10.2015)

From today, Berlin's distribution system operator Stromnetz Berlin GmbH will have a new web address,

Stromnetz Berlin is looking for the best energy-saving tips (13.09.2015)

Working with the German Energy Agency (dena) and Berlin Technical University (Technische Universität Berlin), Berlin's energy grid operator has begun investigating which factors have the strongest impact on a household's energy consumption. To do this, 30,000 randomly selected Berlin households were approached and asked about the factors which have the greatest influence on their energy consumption.

Berlin Britz: new cables for a secure energy supply (21.08.2015)

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH is about to renew the low-voltage grid cables in the Britz area.

Altglienicke: Overhead lines make way for underground cables (18.08.2015)

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH is replacing more overhead lines in Altglienicke with an underground cable system. The construction project, which aims to remove the overhead lines, will get underway in the weeks beginning 24 and 31 August 2015 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Measuring and analysing electricity consumption - along with Stromnetz Berlin and other partners, dena is looking for Berlin households to take part in field tests (20.07.2015)

Which household appliance is driving up my electricity bill? When should I replace devices that are getting on a bit, but still work? And how much electricity can I save by changing my habits? The "users get measuring!" field test, compiled by the German Energy Agency (dena) with the help of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH and companies Miele & Cie. KG and Liebherr-Hausgeräte Ochsenhausen GmbH, holds the answers.

The Berlin grid gets its 1,000th combined heat and power unit (29.06.2015)

Today, the Berlin electricity grid gained its 1,000th combined heat and power unit (CHP) when it was connected to the grid in Berlin-Lichtenberg. With a total output of around 145 MW, the local generating units are helping to create a forward-looking energy supply for the city.

Double power failure at Alexanderplatz (23.06.2015)

Alexanderplatz saw a double power failure today and yesterday, with scarcely 20 hours separating each outage, affecting businesses such as the Berliner Verlag media group, which publishes the Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Kurier newspapers.

Smart Energy Showcases (SINTEG) national competition (12.06.2015)

The WindNODE consortium joins the race with a concept that aims to integrate 100% renewables

Junction box styling 2016: There are still places left! (06.06.2015)

Since 2009, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the capital city's Distribution System Operator, has been organising the junction box styling school project under the slogan "grey was yesterday". Classes can let their creativity run wild on plain junction boxes in their neighbourhood.

Thomas Schäfer named as new electricity grid manager (20.05.2015)

On 1 July this year, Thomas Schäfer (54), former Head of Engineering at Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, will be promoted to the management board of the Berlin-based electricity grid operator, where he will take over as chair.

A drop in electricity consumption and rising investments lower 2014 profits for Stromnetz (23.03.2015)

The annual profit of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH has dropped by around a third compared to the previous year's figure following increased spending in the Berlin electricity grid and a drop in electricity consumption (2013: €121 million/2014: €80 million).

Outlook for 2015: The starting signal for the biggest investment project in the history of the Berlin distribution grid (28.01.2015)

At its annual press event held today, Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the capital city's distribution system operator, announced that 2015 would see it make the largest single investment of its 130-year history: In Charlottenburg, one of Berlin's most populated districts, €72 million is being spent on a state-of-the-art cable hub with new medium-voltage and high-voltage cables as well as remote control substations that will meet the needs of the steadily growing metropolis for decades to come.