Transmission line to connect Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia
Construction of the 2x400 kV Cirkovce–Pince transmission line began on 14 October 2020 with a ceremony in Kidričevo, where Prime Minister Janez Janša, joined by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman, addressed the audience.
The planned 2x400 kV Cirkovce–Pince transmission line, which constitutes a part of the Slovenia-Hungary-Croatia connection, is one of the main priorities of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in the development of the energy infrastructure. The transmission line will establish the first inter-state connection with the Hungarian transmission network, increase the operating reliability of the Slovenian electricity system, the transmission network, and the import transmission capacity, and will also improve the reliability of power consumption in case of unforeseen events or operational difficulties in Slovenia.
"This transmission line is of exceptional importance. Although we take electricity for granted, electricity is still a key mark and facilitator of civilisation in the 21st century," highlighted Prime Minister Janez Janša at the opening.
The value of the project is slightly over EUR 130 million, of which around EUR 50 million are European funds, as the project is in the interest of several countries.