“Construction finally seems set to begin on an 80km power line creating a much-needed link between Slovenia’s and Hungary’s power grids after more than two decades of planning. The Slovenian Energy Agency recently approved funding for the project after a solution had been found for 1.2km of the line running in Croatian territory.

Grid operator ELES has told the STA that it had signed in January a preliminary agreement with HOPS, the Croatian grid operator, under which HOPS would build the 1.2km segment of the line.

The 400kW line between Cirkovce, a town near Ptuj, and Pince, a village on the border with Hungary, is set to be complete in the first half of 2021. The project is estimated to cost between EUR 120m and EUR 130m and will be partly funded by the EU.” (Slovenia Times)