Although the submarine electricity cable from Italy to Montenegro should have been operational in 2017, as it stands now, the project should be completed in late 2018. This was confirmed by the CEO of Italian Terna Matteo del Fante, who said to Italian media that submarine electricity connection between Italy and Montenegro would be operational in 2019.
Del Fante said that 140 kilometers of submarine cable has been laid so far, while another 250 kilometers has yet to be laid. He pointed out that the most important thing for Montenegro is that this cable will pose as bridge through which it and other Balkan countries could supply electricity to Italy, which could also be diverted to France or Greece, on which markets Terna also operates. The cable should be very beneficial for Montenegro, since it will become a main hub for the transmission of electricity to EU countries. Also, the implementation of this project will improve the electricity transmission network in the country.
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Tags: CGES, electricity, interconnection, Italy, Montenegro, submarine cable, Terna