Power outages in Kontek cable and Greece- Italy Interconnector
outages in two separate HVDC cables have been reported. One concerns an
interconeector between Greece-
the other Kontek
Investigations into the power outage of the 400 kV HVDC link between Greece-
underway. The HVDC link will remain out of operation until the fault is
a 500 MW capacity, the 200 km HVDC
between Galatina in Italy and Arachthos in Greece. It was commissioned
In a separate announcement it was revealed that the 600 MW Kontek
cable which link Demark and Germany will remain out of operation for five
days, from 15 June 2021 to 20 June 2021, to repair a leaking cable joint.
A cable joint inspection was carried out on 15 May 2021 and the link was
out of service for approximately two days. The 170 km cable is a 400 kV
link providing electricity transfer. The submarine part of the link (~50
km) was replaced in 2010, and site investigation are underway for 14 km
land cable replacement on Germany side.