Crete connection to the mainland grid given final go-ahead

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After nearly 50 years of discussions, announcements, proposals and feasibility studies the cable connection that will link the electricity network of Crete to the mainland was given the final go-ahead  the minister of energy and environment Giorgos Stathakis announced at a press conference in Heraklion last week

The project involves two connections, the ‘short one’ between Crete and the Peloponnese and a ‘long one’ which will connect Crete to Cyprus and Israel.

The interconnector, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, will significantly  lower the cost of power generation in Crete, reduce pollution and make it easier to increase production of electricity from renewable sources in Crete.