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πŸ¦‘ Cyprus, Greece, and Israel run a common power cable under the depths of the sea

πŸ¦‘ Cyprus, Greece, and Israel run a common power cable under the depths of the sea

A major EU project supports an electricity connection between the three countries, letting Cyprus in from its energy isolation

Per Soderstrom
Per Soderstrom

An over 1500 km long cable under the sea will connect the electricity networks between Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Europe.

Some lots will be at a depth of nearly three thousand meters. This makes the cable unique in two respects: the length of the cable and the depth it will be at.

The project has been named Euro-Asia interconnector and is classified by the EU as a so-called project of common interest - a PCM, project of common interest.

The countries signed a declaration of intent together on 8 March. A first stage should already be completed in 2022.

By the end of 2023, the capacity will be 1GW, to reach double in 2024.

The project involves an investment of € 3.5 billion. It will help the EU reach the stated goal of ten percent of electricity network capacity being interconnected.

It also removes Cyprus' isolation from other EU countries - Cyprus is the only country in the EU that does not have electricity or gas connections with the rest of the EU.

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