is a project of strategic importance for Greece and Bulgaria since it reinforces the security and provides diversification of supply in southeastern Europe.
Swedish state-run electricity supplier Vattenfall said today it has agreed with three Norwegian energy companies as well as with UK's Scottish and Southern Energy (LON:SSE) to set up a joint venture for the development of an electrical interconnector
between the UK and Norway.
The European Commission welcomed the signing, on 5 March, of a joint statement on the construction of a gas interconnector
between Bulgaria and Serbia.
The East West Interconnector
is being built by Irish energy firm EirGrid to enhance security of supply in the two countries by enabling movement of power in both directions.
The 500-megawatt East-West Interconnector
was approved by Ireland's planning agency An Bord Pleanala, granting energy firm EirGrid the green light for the e600m (pounds 532m) project.
AN electricity interconnector
between Ireland and Britain has been given the go ahead.
Tenders are invited for the east west interconnector
(ewic) is a high-voltage direct current (hvdc) interconnector
which links the electricity transmission grids of ireland and great britain.
Sofia and Athens are separately working together to conduct market tests for the forthcoming Interconnector
Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) that authorities hope to kickstart construction within months.
The project, promoted by the EuroAsia Interconnector
in cooperation with the national utilities of the three countries, will also end the energy isolation of these 'island' states, that although are part of the regional and global economies, have remained detached from continental electricity grids.
This is an important step forward in the NSN Link project which will provide an electricity interconnector
link between the UK and Norway," he said.
will also boost competition by improving connections with European markets.