Israel’s new underwater transmission line stretches roughly 150 km from Ashkelon to Haifa within the north. The federal government says the brand new cable might be linked to a submarine transmission line that Israel, Greece and Cyprus plan to construct within the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel’s Nationwide Planning and Development Council has authorised a brand new undertaking to construct a submarine cable alongside its nationwide shoreline. It mentioned that the Ministry of Power has inspected and authorised the transmission line, which can prolong 150 km from Ashkelon within the south to Haifa within the north.
The Israeli authorities mentioned the maritime strip for the undertaking will align with the world designated for pure fuel actions. It famous the necessity to consider energy strains, pure fuel pipelines, and different infrastructure to mitigate environmental impacts.
The federal government additionally famous the potential of connecting the brand new cable to the submarine transmission line deliberate by Israel, Greece, and Cyprus within the Mediterranean Sea. This interconnector, which is deliberate to be accomplished in 2024 and operational in 2025, can have an influence capability of 1,000 MW to 2,000 MW.
The brand new cable can be designed to hyperlink present transmission strains that presently distribute electrical energy to Jordan, Egypt, and the Gulf states. Israel’s Power Minister Israel Katz famous the significance of the undertaking in enhancing Israel’s electrical energy grid and establishing the nation as an vitality powerhouse.
“We need to be the vitality bridge that connects east and west,” Katz mentioned.
Israel has lately launched a number of measures to help the event of photo voltaic vitality. In late Might, the Israel Land Authority issued a young to lease 28,000 hectares (11,331 acres) within the Negev desert for the deployment of huge solar energy vegetation. In April, the Electrical energy Authority launched an extra tariff for low-voltage photo voltaic vegetation built-in with vitality storage methods. And in March, the federal government launched new provisions that enable bilateral PPAs between unbiased energy producers and closing shoppers.
The nation already has about 5 GW of PV. The goal of its renewables is 20% of the era in 2025 and 30% in 2030. Extrapolated from the present state of affairs, it’s equal to about 17 GW of photo voltaic era.
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