Bulgaria to build new interconnector with Greece

Bulgaria, Sofia: Bulgaria’s regional development ministry has approved a plan for the construction of the Bulgarian section of a new overhead transmission line linking Maritsa East substation in the country’s southwest with the Nea Santa substation in Greece.

The interconnection Maritsa East – Nea Santa is part of Energy Priority Corridor 3, which involves construction of a new AC 400 kV single-circuit interconnector of approximately 151 km with a capacity of 1500 MVA, reports SeeNews.

“The aim is to reinforce the existing 400 kV regional grid, further increase cross-border exchanges and accommodate the expected future renewable energy generation in northeast Greece, as well as in the northeast and southern regions of Bulgaria,” the European Commission said in the project summary.

Source: SeeNews