As stated by the EIB, the project concerns the implementation of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link interconnecting Tunisia and Italy across the Strait of Sicily and the associated connections to the respective national grids. The HVDC link is designed as a monopole with sea return, nominal capacity of 600 MW, DC voltage of 500 kV and a total route length of 224 km, of which 200 km offshore. The offshore route crosses Tunisian and Italian waters. The project has been designated as part of the Global Gateway.
The project aims at developing cross-border trade of electricity between the EU and Tunisia, facilitating the deployment of renewables, and improving the resilience of the Tunisian power system to demand/supply mismatches, thereby contributing to support stable economic growth and the transition to a low carbon energy system.
As stated by Bloomberg, Terna - Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA transmits electricity over the high-voltage and extra-high voltage grid in Italy. Through subsidiaries, the Company owns a substantial share of the national electricity transmission grid.
Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz is the national producer and distributor of electricity and gas in Tunisia.
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TERNA - Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA:
Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz:
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