Setting new directions in the debate on pylon aesthetics

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Can local stakeholders open the discussion on grid aesthetics? Lübecker Nachrichten reports on the case of Ostholstein, where the ongoing plans of the new high voltage line encouraged a discussion on design of electricity pylons.
In the northern German region of Ostholstein, plans for a new high voltage construction are reaching its final stages. Intrigued by the wide range of possibilities, the local decision-makers are engaged in a debate on various aspects of implementing those new designs. German safety standards and production requirements might make it tiresome for a TSO to put across a more innovative and fresh design than the old-fashioned one. However, the article mentions, some TSO’s decide to give it a try, just like TenneT, whose efforts to receive green light for the construction of the new compact masts resulted in concrete construction plans in Brunsbüttel (Schleswig-Holstein).

You can find the full article (in German) here. 

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