For the project “Wahle-Mecklar”, TenneT has organised a multitude of events and meetings before the official permitting procedure, totalling more than 150 events. In addition, working groups meant to accompany the planning have been established. These groups are compiled of representatives from nature conservation authorities, districts, citizen action groups, forest authorities and the like. During the project’s progress, the working groups were being continuously informed. In addition, they were able to make their own suggestions or point out major concerns that should be taken into account when designing the route of the new power line. Even though the dialogue process prolonged TenneT’s pre-application planning process, they consider it a successful tool when it comes to handing in a profound and well-rounded application.