On 28th March, 2019, E.ON inaugurated a 5 billion HuF transformer station in the Southern Industrial Park in Debrecen, its biggest greenfield electrical grid investment in Hungary.
The transformer has a capacity of 58 megavolt-amperes (MVA) compared to the 120 MVA capacity of Debrecen itself before the current investment. The station is fitted with fourth generation Intelligent Electronic Devices. Apart from developing the new facility, upgrades have been carried out at the two connected transformer stations and new transmission lines were added.
“Currently in Debrecen there is a total of 700 hectares of industrial infrastructure development in progress, for which we consider ourselves to be in strategic partnership with E.ON,” said László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen. He added that E.ON is building a separate 150 MVA transformer in the Northwest Industrial Park of the city which will include carmaker BMW’s new EUR 1 billion plant, employing more than 1,000 people.