Brief project description
This project is a part of an initiative to establish a major East – West electricity transmission corridor between Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania and potentially Italy (via a planned submarine cable). This section (Bitola to Albanian
border, with substation at Ohrid) is part of North Macedonia / Albania section of that corridor. The section between Bulgaria and North Macedonia has been completed, and the submarine cable is now planned between Italy and
Montenegro. Whilst the 400kV connection between Albania and Montenegro is operational, the Albania and Kosovo* connection is at tendering stage.
This project is part of the parent project, Elbasan – Bitola400kV interconnection. Listed as Project of Energy Community Interest in 2013, Elbasan – Bitola400kV interconnection is also featured in the Regional
Investment Plan for CSE, 10 Years Network Development Plan of ENTSOE, and the national development plans of the two TSOs.