Maximised transparency – Innovative online participation in Germany's largest electricity grid project PDF


SuedLink (SouthLink) is the largest infrastructure project in Germany’s “Energiewende”. Initially planned as overhead line, public protests led to legal changes at the end of 2015 allowing DC power lines like SuedLink to be laid underground. The new law means rethinking the planning – and a communication opportunity! Prior to the approval procedure, politicians and local citizens can view all planning data for SuedLink and provide input. The basis for this is an innovative, tailor-made participation platform: SuedLink WebGIS. This online tool, supplemented by 43 dialogue events on the ground, provides the most comprehensive participation there’s ever been in Germany!

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