On 22nd November, the works of a new 100 km electricity line connecting the Bulgarian cities of Dobrudja and Burgas, supported by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Energy programme, were started. The new line will reinforce the Bulgarian electricity network and enhance the security of supply to households in the region.
This project will support the construction of an overhead electricity line with a power capacity of 1,500 MW at a voltage of 400 kV. Once completed, it will ultimately reinforce the Bulgarian internal grid, enhance the cross-border transfer capacity between Romania and Bulgaria, and allow the large-scale integration of new renewable energy sources in the Black Sea Corridor.
The action, which is funded under the 2016 CEF Energy call for proposals and contributes to the implementation of Project of Common Interest 3.8.1 “Cluster Bulgaria—Romania capacity increase”, receives a maximum EU co-financing of €29,587,500 and means a significant step towards improving the performance of the electrical grid in the region to ensure final customers can benefit from secure, competitive, and sustainable energy.