The Eigth Electrical Interconnection



The operational trials for interconnecting the Libyan electric network with the Tunisian network was retested in April 2010. If these operational trials succeeded then the Libyan-Tunisian interconnection line will be operated, as far as the Tunisian network is already connected with Moroccan network, this means that the electrical networks of Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Libya are connected with the European electrical network through the Spanish-Moroccan electrical interconnection.
The MEDRING studies completed by CESI resulted in the need to increase the capacity of the interconnection links to accommodate the new interconnection projects. Also there is a need to covert the submarine cable between Jordan and Egypt to be operated on D.C current in order to increase its capacity from 550 MW to 1100 MW.