TenneT is currently collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment on a project called South-West 380- kV. The project involves the construction of a new 380-kV high-voltage connection between Borssele substation and the national grid in the south-west of the Netherlands (i.e. Zeeland province and the western part of Noord-Brabant province).
The project partners presented the initial memorandum for the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment to municipal and provincial officials in a so-called regional consultation procedure. Informal consultations will then take place with regional and local government authorities.
The final version of the memorandum will be submitted to the Minister of Economic Affairs for adoption in mid-March. The memorandum is scheduled for publication in late March, at which time it will also be made available for public inspection. The regional consultation procedure is aimed at providing a regular forum for keeping officials and government authorities informed of the project’s progress.