Germany's electricity grid is 45 times the length of the equator.

Germany's electricity grid covers 1.79 million kilometres. That equals travelling 45 times around  the equator.

80% of the country's grid is in underground cabling, another 350,000 kilometres in open power lines, and 34,810 kilometres in transregional supergrids.

Transmission Lines


Within German's “Energiewende” (energy reform), another 2,650 kilometres of new electricity grids are planned. In 2014, 28% of electricity used in Germany was generated from renewable sources; a share that is meant to increase to 80% by 2050.

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