World's largest Bio-Oil transformer goes into operation in Bruchsal, Germany

On Tuesday, February 18, TransnetBW GmbH and Netze BW GmbH – formerly EnBW Regional AG – officially put their new transformer station in Bruchsal into operation in the presence of mayor Cornelia Petzold-Schick and other invited guests.

The "Bruchsal-Kändelweg" transformer station on the Industriestrasse has already been in operation for a few weeks. The principle component is a high-voltage transformer, which converts the incoming power of 380,000 volts to 110,000 volts. It is the world's largest transformer that is insulated exclusively using vegetable oil.

"The transmission network needs innovative technologies for the future of energy. It is particularly important for us that the bio-oil transformer not only sets standards in terms of technological progress and performance, but also for the protection of human beings and the environment," said Rainer Joswig, Managing Director of TransnetBW.