About 50Hertz

50Hertz counts 1,600 people who ensure that the electricity flows from the producers to the local and regional distribution grids or large industrial customers.                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Being one of four transmission system operators in Germany, 50Hertz is responsible for the transmission of electricity at the highest voltage level, on which grid stability and security of supply in Germany and Europe depends.                                                                                                                                                  
About 18 million people live in the 50Hertz grid area which covers all Eastern German federal states, Berlin and Hamburg. Nevertheless, our responsibility extends beyond these borders: as a transmission system operator, we are part of a European interconnected grid and collaborate with partners across Europe.

Even more: 50Hertz forms a European company with the Belgian network operator Elia: the Elia Group. We work together intensively on the crucial issues. Individual areas such as IT or purchasing are group functions, i.e. here Elia and 50Hertz colleagues work in a joint team on workstations spread over Berlin and Brussels. The fact that these cities are the political centers of their countries and, with Brussels, of the European Union is an important advantage in view of the political and social dimension of the energy revolution.

Inclusion agreement

At 50Hertz, we also guarantee people with health impairments the right to diversity and equal opportunities. In our inclusion agreement adopted in 2013, measures were set out to promote people with health impairments in working life. An internal inclusion team supervised the implementation of this agreement. In 2017, a cooperation agreement was concluded with the Annedore-Leber-Berufsbildungswerk (vocational training works) in the context of which a trainee with a disability completed her practical placement at 50Hertz.