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Greece, Egypt discuss electricity interconnection with underwater cable

Greece and Egypt discuss the electricity interconnection between the two countries. The project envisages the interconnection of the mainland electricity grids of Greece with Egypt, which will be the first between Europe and Africa in the region of the Southeastern Mediterranean with the laying of a submarine cable.

Τhe plans for the Greek-Egyptian electricity interconnection were discussed during meetings held by Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas in Cairo with Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmine Fouad, the Minister of Electricity and RES, Mohamed Shaker, and the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Tarek El Molla, in the context of an official visit by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mitsotakis visited Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt on Monday.

The project envisages the interconnection of the mainland electricity grids of Greece with Egypt, which will be the first between Europe and Africa in the region of the Southeastern Mediterranean with the laying of a submarine cable.

During the meeting, they also discussed the possibility of concluding contracts between DEPA and EGAS, the Egyptian gas company, for the purchase and sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) ships, in order to create a virtual gas pipeline between the two countries.

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  1. Will this have the consequences that our area in the South Peloponnese will be polluted/destroyed by windmills to to transport electricity to other countries, like they do now to Crete??