Innovative concept helps make the energy transition faster and more environmentally friendly
Upper Palatinate technology for electricity pylons of the future
Growing population figures as well as advancing electrification and digitalization will increase the demand for electricity in the coming years. At the same time, the energy transition requires a rapid switch from fossil to renewable energy sources. This will lead to more decentralized and more frequently fluctuating power generation. As a result, power grids worldwide are facing major challenges. Their expansion and modernization is therefore indispensable. Reinhauen Power Composites (RPC) from Regensburg, a subsidiary of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR), has taken up this challenge together with four European partners.
Funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 funding program, the five partners - BYSTRUP (DK), Valmont SM (DK), Reinhausen Power Composites (DE), Nexans (FR) and Dervaux (FR) - worked for two years on the development of a new overhead line concept under the project name "European Composite Pylon." In August 2021, three new 2x400 kV (the highest transmission capacity in Germany) high-voltage pylons could be erected for demonstration purposes in Denmark for the first time.