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Lindbacka – Östansjö

The grid is reinforced in Eastern Svealand

We are reinforcing the national grid in Eastern Svealand with a new line between Lindbacka and Östansjö. The line is necessary for the grid to be able to take care of increased electricity production, coming from new electricity connection and extended wind power.

About Lindbacka – Östansjö

Svenska kraftnät is planning a new line between Lindbacka in Örebro municipality and Östansjö in Hallsbergs municipality. The line is part of our efforts to strengthen the national grid from Eastern Svealand, towards Västerås and Örebro, and down to southern Sweden. The reinforcement is needed for the national grid to be able to receive the increased electricity production in the area.

The national grid needs to be reinforced when electricity production increases

Central Sweden produces more and more electricity that the national grid must be able to take care of. In order to transmit electricity safely to electricity users, we are reinforcing the grid from Eastern Svealand, towards Västerås and Örebro, and down to southern Sweden. A new line between Lindbacka and Östansjö is a part of that effort. 

In central Sweden several developments contribute to the increase in electricity production:

  • Several wind farms are being built, including in the Örebro area.
  • Fenno Scan 2 went into operation 2011 – an electricity connection between Sweden and Finland.
  • The SouthWest link goes into operation 2016 – a new electricity connection between southern and central Sweden.

A new line means other lines can be removed

Svenska kraftnät is also planning to phase out the 220 kilovolt grid in the area around Hallsberg and Örebro. In the long term, that means we can remove such lines, for example in the community of Hallsberg. The new line contributes in making this development possible by strengthening the 400 kilovolt grid.

The line is an important prerequisite for the SouthWest Link

The line between Lindbacka and Östansjö is also an important prerequisite for the SouthWest Link - a national grid connection between Närke and Skåne. The connection plays an important role in transporting electricity from central Sweden where more electricity is produced than is needed, to southern Sweden where there is a shortage of electricity.

Read more about the SouthWest Link.

The line replaces a 220 kV line

The planned line is a 400 kV overhead AC line from the Lindbacka substation just west of Örebro to Östansjö substation just west of Hallsberg – a stretch of approximately 27 kilometers. The line is to be built along the same route as today’s existing 220 kV line, with the exception of the line ends which are to be built on a new route. The 220 kV line will be demolished.

Facts

The line is to be built between Lindbacka substation, west of Örebro and Östansjö substation, outside Hallsberg. It will mostly be built on the same route where today's existing 220 kV line lies. Exceptions are the shorter distances at each end, where the line is being built on new land. The 220-kV line will be demolished.

Length: 27 km
Number of pylons: 94 pieces
Height: approx. 25 meters
Normal distance between pylons: approx.  300 meters
Technology: 400 kV overhead AC line

Time plan

Notice that the time plan are preliminary. The start of line construction are depending on the time of the concession decision and are therefore difficult to predict.

EventWhen
Concession application 2013

Energy markets inspection concession decision

Autumn 2017
Start of line construction Autumn 2019
Commissioning

Autumn 2021