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Electricity transmission line between Bulgaria and Greece to enter into operation by the end of summer

The 400 kilovolts (kV) cross-border electricity transmission line between Bulgaria and Greece has been energised and a 72-hour interconnection testing has begun, as announced by Bulgaria’s Electricity System Operator (ESO).

The power line has a total length of 151 kilometres, of which 122 kilometres are on the Bulgarian side and 29 kilometres run on Greek territory.

This testing was possible after Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) completed the Greek section of the power link, called Perperikon. The whole transmission line is expected to enter into operation by the end of this summer and it will become part of the “North-South” electricity corridor that will improve the energy security in the region. Also, the Perperikon power line will increase the integration of renewables into the electricity system.

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