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Slovenia, Bulgaria receive EUR 76 million in EU financing for cross-border power lines

EU Member States have approved EUR 48.2 million in aid under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to Slovenian transmission system operator (TSO) ELES for the construction of the first power line between Slovenia and Hungary, as well as EUR 28.6 million to Bulgarian TSO ESO for the construction of the power line between Bulgaria and Greece.

 

The overall investment in the interconnection line between Zerjavenec (Croatia)/Heviz (Hungary) and Cirkovce (Slovenia) is expected to reach EUR 102.5 million and in the power line between Maritsa East 1 (Bulgaria) and Nea Santa (Greece) EUR 56 million.

 

The Member States’ vote concerns EUR 800 million in CEF financial aid for studies and works for a total of 14 projects, including 7 for electricity, 2 for smart grids, 2 for CO2 cross-border transportation and 3 for gas, the European Commission said in a press release, adding that electricity and smart grids received EUR 504 million.

 

These projects were selected under the call for proposals launched in June and closed in October 2018.

 

The cross-border project implemented by ELES envisages the construction of the 80.5 km long double circuit 400kV overhead line Cirkovce-Pince and the new 400 kV Cirkovce substation, both in Slovenia.

 

The new double 400 kV OHL will be connected to one circuit of the existing double circuit 400kV OHL Heviz (Hungary)-Zerjavinec (Croatia).

 

According to ENTSO-E, the project will establish two new cross-border lines – Heviz-Cirkovce and Cirkovce-Zerjavinec. (Source: Balkan Green Energy News)

 

Link:

https://balkangreenenergynews.com/slovenia-bulgaria-receive-eur-76-million-in-eu-financing-for-cross-border-power-lines/