TenneT has commissioned Hitachi Energy to supply power transformers and shunt reactors for its transmission grid development program in Germany. TenneT owns and operates over 25,000 km of high-voltage lines and cables and delivers electricity to 43 million domestic and business users. It is now modernizing their infrastructure to meet the growing electricity demand associated with the energy transition.
“To enable the integration of renewable energies into the transmission grid via the distribution grid, we need a significant number of new high-performance transformers. With today's signing of the framework contract, we enable the construction and modernization of our substations. This investment is crucial for ensuring sustainable electricity supply in Germany and the Netherlands", said Tim Meyerjürgens, COO of TenneT.
Hitachi Energy will supply power transformers and shunt reactors for the German part of the program, a significant share of the total investment. They will be produced in Europe leveraging Hitachi Energy's wide design, production, and service footprint with facilities within European countries.
Using fossil-free electricity in our manufacturing premises and low-carbon emission materials will improve the transformers and reactors' overall sustainability performance, according to Hitachi.