34. Introduction to Transmission Grid Components

  1. Prof. Detlef Stolten2,3 and
  2. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer4
  1. Armin Schnettler

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch34

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

How to Cite

Schnettler, A. (2013) Introduction to Transmission Grid Components, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (eds D. Stolten and V. Scherer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch34

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, Leo-Brandt-Straße, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3 Institut für En. & Klimaforschung, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany

  3. 4

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 Universitätsstr. 150 LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 44780 Bochum Germany

Author Information

  1. RWTH Aachen, Institut für Hochspannungstechnik, Schinkelstraße 2, 52056 Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872



  • power transmission system;
  • power system components;
  • power technologies;
  • flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS);
  • power cables;
  • power lines


Electrical energy supply is facing a tremendous transition towards an increasing share of renewable energy sources (up to more than 80%). This chapter deals with the development of the European transmission system and its power system components. Based on an overview of existing technologies, the focus is on new system and product developments and their integration into the European power system.