Raesfeld, Germany

The prospects of undergrounding power lines - Lessons learned from pionieering cable projects

More than three years ago, we met in Switzerland to discuss the technical, environmental, financial and regulatory aspects of highest-voltage underground cables in Europe. Since then, a lot has happened in this field. At our workshop, which is kindly hosted by Amprion, we would like to look at the status quo of underground cables in Europe. Where are we, which lessons have we learned?

While years ago, the technical feasibility has often been questioned and many stakeholders have elaborated over the costs of new underground cables, we are now at a stage where some pilot projects are in the construction phase or even operational. Experiences have been gained regarding how decisions to lay a new power line underground impact discussions with stakeholders and the public. New political frameworks on the pre-conditions and decision-making rules for new underground cables have been established. 

At our workshop, TSOs and project stakeholders will give us first-hand information on different pilot projects. Together with you, we will collect and discuss the main conclusions so far. And, what’s even more exciting: we will have the great opportunity to visit an on-going project and look at the laid cable, cable transfer station and construction site in Raesfeld.

Travel information

Due to the fact that the event venue, Schloss Raesfeld, is located in a rural area, we blocked some close-by hotel rooms for you to support you with your travel arrangements.

Please choose the hotel and book the hotel yourself by mentioning the booking code "RGI" in an email to info@hotel-am-tiergarten.de. You can book all hotels through this email address except for option 6 - according details for this option are given below. If your chosen hotel is already fully booked, please try another one as the amount of rooms per hotel is very limited.

1. Gästehaus Schloss Raesfeld (http://www.tagen-auf-schloss-raesfeld.de/uebernachten-im-schloss/) € 45,00 - 70,00

2. Schloss Raesfeld (http://www.tagen-auf-schloss-raesfeld.de/uebernachten-im-schloss/) € 65,00 - 98,00

3. Hotel am Tiergarten (http://www.hotel-am-tiergarten.de/) € 70,00 - 108,00

4. Hotel am Sterndeuterturm € 65,00

5. Hotel am Schloss Raesfeld (http://www.hotel-am-schloss-raesfeld.de/) € 60,00 - 90,00

6. Niewerther Hof (http://www.niewerther-hof.de/) € 50,00 - 85,00 - please book this hotel directly with an Email to info@niewerther-hof.de and the booking code "RGI".

We look forward to welcoming you in Raesfeld!

Event partners

The workshop is kindly hosted by


Stephanie Bätjer
Project Manager

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