Terna commences consultations for Italy and Tunisia interconnection
has launched a Public Priority Consultation Plan for the underground segment
In consultations lasting 8 weeks, the residents will be able to communicate
directly with Terna’s technical team and convey their opinion about the
two proposed routes for the underground cable.
MW interconnection between Italy and Tunisia will
connect the Partanna electricity station with a corresponding station in
the Tunisian peninsula of Capo Bon. The HVDC connection will be inserted
into the national electricity grid through a DC to AC electricity converter
substation. This will be built away from the town, next to the existing
electricity station in Partanna. From Partanna to the coast, there will
be an underground cable running along existing road routes, having no visual
impact on environment, landscape and coastal landing areas.
The two route options include: a path starting from the Partanna converter
substation, leading to Torretta Granitola on the coast of Campobello di
Mazara, after about 34 km; and the other path option leads to Marinella
di Selinunte in the Municipality of Castelvetrano, after about 16 km.
Terna has also organised three virtual meetings with the municipalities
of Castelvetrano, Campobello di Mazara and Partanna, on 30 September, 1
and 2 October respectively. These are the three communities in the Trapano
province, which might get affected by the underground cables.
200 km long submarine cable project is
included in Terna’s development plan 2015- 2029, and TYNDP plans from
2016 to 2020. The project is scheduled to complete by 2027.
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