Electricity from Montenegro goes to Greece, Malta, France
Italian energy company Terna, which implemented energy connection project will continue to invest in Montenegro.
As stated in the half-year report produced by Terna, Montenegro is likely to see additional investments in energy infrastructure, which would finally result in greater development of energy market.
Terna is expanding its network towards France. Increase in the interconnection capacity between Italy and France is underway; out of 95 km of the cable, 88 km have been set up so far.
Apart from France, Italy has energy connection with Greece, Malta, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland.
The only connection with the Balkans is the energy cable in Montenegro. Our country is the main bridge across which a surplus of energy from the Balkans is sent via Italy to Europe.
This project is the longest undersea high-voltage connection of Terna, on 423 km in Adriatic undersea, at a maximum depth of 1.215 meters.
Energy stations in Cepagatti and in Kotor are examples of technological and engineering excellence in the area of energy and construction. The specificity is that they have energy converter of the highest strength that Terna has ever implemented.
Undersea cables were installed in the Adriatic undersea in three different companies between 2015 and 2017.
Exchange of energy flows in both directions will enable diversification of procurement, enhance reliability, efficiency and safety, sustainability of environment and power of network of two sides of the Adriatic.
Benefits for Montenegro are multi-million primarily because Montenegro is the main hub without which transmission of electricity towards European countries will not be possible.
The entire project is worth around €1 billion, with Montenegro’s share of €100 million.
The undersea power interconnector links the electrical substations in Cepagatti, in the Italian province of Pescara, and Lastva, in the municipality of Kotor in Montenegro. The first “electrical bridge” between Europe and the Balkans is completely invisible, being undersea and underground (for the land portion), Terna said on its website.