Macedonian, Albanian transmission operators sign memorandum on connecting.

By bne IntelliNews April 13, 2011
Macedonia's and Albania's power transmission system operators MEPSO and OST have signed a memorandum of understanding, thus launching the preparations for the construction of a 400 kV long-distance power line between the two countries, within the corridor Bitola-Elbasan, Macedonian state news agency MIA reported. The memorandum regulates the development of a feasibility study, which will be funded through a donation by the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF), fully supported by the EBRD. The project also includes environmental studies. MEPSO commented that the power line will allow Macedonia to link through the Albanian and Montenegrin systems with the Italian power system. The Macedonian company added that the project will boost its transmission capacity, credibility and security.

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