BE-DE II


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Project BE-DE II, a second interconnection between Belgium and Germany  

As second interconnection project between Belgium and Germany, the BE-DE II is already labialized as a PCI project.

In the European electricity market context and in order to promote the energy transition and the related challenges, new interconnections are needed. To this end, the need to strengthen the north-south axis and the need to build east-west links have been clearly identified in Europe.

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Project BE-DE II, a second interconnection between Belgium and Germany

As second interconnection project between Belgium and Germany, the BE-DE II is already labialized as a PCI project.

In the European electricity market context and in order to promote the energy transition and the related challenges, new interconnections are needed. To this end, the need to strengthen the north-south axis and the need to build east-west links have been clearly identified in Europe.

After ALEGrO, the BE-DE II project represents the second interconnection between Belgium and Germany and like the first project; this future interconnection between the two countries is also conducted in partnership between Elia and Amprion.

This second interconnection has three major objectives:

  • Contribute to further price convergence
  • Enhance integration of renewables on a European scale
  • Contribute to sustain more volatile power flows within the European power system

Second interconnector BE-DE envisions the possibility of a second HVDC interconnection between Belgium and Germany at the earliest by 2028 (indicative timing).

The timing as well as location, routing, capacity are subject to further studies. In this context, Elia and Amprion are conducting a bilateral feasibility study and more information will be available in the future development plans.