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Danube InGrid Project: Smart Grids Enhance Supply Security

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) has recently granted the necessary evaluations for the inclusion of the Danube InGrid project on the sixth list of European Union Projects of Common Interest.

The Danube InGrid project, a collaborative effort between Hungary and Slovakia, represents one of the most significant developments in electricity networks in recent years. Focusing on the northwestern region of Hungary and western Slovakia, the project aims to establish an intelligent grid that effectively addresses the challenges arising from the rapid integration of renewables and the growing demands on the electricity network. Ultimately, it seeks to provide high-quality services to consumers while ensuring a reliable energy supply.

During the project’s public consultation, Pál Ságvári, Vice President responsible for Strategic and International Affairs at MEKH, expressed his satisfaction with the progress made thus far. MEKH, as the authority overseeing licensing procedures and E.ON experts have worked diligently together since the project’s inception to facilitate its success. Consequently, the Danube InGrid has been included in the latest list of European Projects of Common Interest (PCI).

The Vice President of the Hungarian regulator emphasised that the Danube InGrid project is well-positioned to compete for further support as it aligns with the revised Trans-European Energy Infrastructure Regulation (TEN-E) and embraces intelligent technologies in the development of cross-border infrastructure. The positive outcomes of the project will benefit users in both Hungary and Slovakia, solidifying the cooperation between the two countries and setting an example for other cross-border initiatives in the Central European region.

The forthcoming developments within the Danube InGrid project encompass the installation of new transmission lines, optical cable networks, and transformer stations in the target regions.

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