Monday, January 30, 2012
From its very birth, Israel was isolated like an island in the ocean of the Arab world. Gradually we are breaking out and connecting to the world. After trying desperately to connect to the Egyptian electricity network, and failing, we are now going to be connected to the European electricity grid. The cable will be 270 km. long and provide an energy connection between Israel and Cyprus, 2,000 meters below sea level. Electricity will be able to flow in both directions at a capacity of up to 2,000 megawatts. Another cable will connect Cyprus and Crete, which is part of the Greek electricity grid. Therefore, Israel will effectively be connected to the European electricity grid.