ARIADNE INTERCONNECTION was established in September 2018, it is a 100% subsidiary of IPTO SA and it is the vehicle that will construct and finance the project of the Electrical Interconnection of Crete with Attica, according to the relevant decisions No. 816/2018 and 838/2018 of the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE).
The project of the Electrical Interconnection of Crete with Attica is at this time the largest investment in electricity transmission to take place in Greece, with the goal of putting an end to the “electrical isolation” of Crete from the mainland grid and covering the increased future needs of the island.
INNOVATIVE HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT - HVDC TECHNOLOGY
The Electrical Interconnection of Crete with Attica is the first HVDC interconnection in the Mediterranean that uses the most advanced converter technology of the Voltage Source Converter (VSC) type.
This is one of 5 projects (with VSC technology) with the highest voltage, 500kV, in Europe and transmission capacity of 100 MW, which is the highest in Europe for interconnection with an island.
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