Alstom has been selected by Toshiba T&D Europe to supply its high voltage equipment for the power transmission interconnection between Italy and Montenegro
Alstom has been selected by Toshiba T&D Europe to supply its high voltage equipment for the power transmission interconnection between Italy and Montenegro. The interconnection, which stretches 415 km, is led by Terna, the Italian electricity transmission system operator and Prenos, the Montenegrin equivalent. It will enable the transfer of energy between Villanova, Italy and Kotor, Montenegro.
Alstom will supply DC wall bushings, disconnectors and optical transformers, the parts to be manufactured at Alstom’s facilities in Sesto San Giovanni and Noventa di Piave in Italy as well as Phoenix, USA.
The Italy-Montenegro interconnection is Italy’s first 1000 MW electricity bridge with the Balkan area. It will allow Italy to increase its energy import capacity and will strengthen its role as an energy hub between the European Union and the Balkans. It will also allow a diversification of energy sources and help Italy meet EU requirements for an increased renewable energy component, drawing from Montenegro’s hydropower plants.