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Greece-Cyprus-Israel undersea cable is announced
ekathimerini.com ^ | Saturday April 28, 2012 (20:02)

Posted on 04/29/2012 6:51:07 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

PPC Quantum Energy S.A., a subsidiary of electricity giant Public Power Corporation, this week formally announced the launch of the construction of a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable to link up the electricity grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece.

The company has notified the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) and CERA, the corresponding authority in Cyprus, over the «EuroAsia Interconnector» project.

In a joint letter to the company, both authorities underlined that the implementation of such an ambitious project will decisively contribute to ensure the safety of power supply for the entire region of SE Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

They also suggested a meeting to take place between the company and the parties involved for the formal presentation of the project.

The total length of the undersea cable will be 1,000 kilometers, making it the world’s biggest. It will be placed as deep as 2,000 meters from the surface at some points.

The project will be completed within three years and cost some 1.5 billion euros, with the participation of PPC’s Israeli counterpart. Its revenues in the long term are estimated at up to 17 billion euros.


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1 posted on 04/29/2012 6:51:10 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

One question, how will that cable be protected from leakage and from terrorists ?


2 posted on 04/29/2012 7:17:10 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:47 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:47 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:56 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:06 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:07 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:22 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:23 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:32 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:36 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 8:48:55 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: CORedneck

Technical issues like leakage have long been solved or accounted for in high voltage direct current undersea cable systems. As for terrorism, you’d think there are easier targets than a 500 kilovolt cable 2,000 feet under water.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Procyon

Now if I can only get around the technical issues of posting from an iPad. Sorry.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Procyon

Man, you can say that again - but, please, don’t. LOL.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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