Interconnections and the road to 100% renewable

Last week, ADMIE signed the contracts for the 1st phase of the Cyclades interconnection Project, consisting in 150 kV AC three-phase sea cable from the mainland to Syros island, and from there to Mykonos, Paros and Tinos (see the picture below).

The business case for the interconnection project is impressive. We are talking about an investment of roughly 232 M€ that will save approximately 100 M€ per year, and will avoid the emissions from fuel fired power plants in the islands, increasing the reliability of the grid and the power quality.

Cyclades Project

Why are interconnections important for the sustainability of the grids?

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100% Renewables. First stop: Islands. Hierro Declaration.

The island of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands, is set to become the first Ithaca, where the 100% renewables goal will be a reality thanks to the Gorona del Viento project.

The government has created a Declaration, open for everyone to subscribe and support:

“Declaration of el Hierro”

It is an interesting initiative to promote the concept, involve everyone and is a nice marketing for the island in terms of tech and eco-tourism.

Other islands are following. And the change is coming fast, as renewables are already beyond diesel parity.