The Supreme Court has also therewith determined that a cable in the 380 ring was not state-of-the-art technology and that the overhead line is thus the most appropriate solution for the Styria line. "The compliance with all electromagnetic safety values is also confirmed through these findings, " says Kaupa. "This is especially importance to us in terms of the neighbouring residents."
An important step in the commissioning phase – electricity is flowing as of today, 30 June.
The published ruling by the Higher Administrative Court underlines the fact that the 380 kV Styria line, which has started operations with effect from today, 11.05., not only meets all requirements from a technical and ecological standpoint, but also from a legal perspective, and thus represents the best possible solution. The official opening of the Styria line takes place on 11 September 2009. After more than 20 years of project duration, an important gap in the Austrian 380 kV maximum voltage ring has therewith been undertaken and regional supply security been safeguarded in the long-term.