The 400 kV project of the Oradea-Bekescsaba aerial power line was unlocked after 10 years, and the Romanian Government has adopted a decision allowing the completion of the expropriation procedures, Transelectrica, the project’s developer, announced in a press release.
“It is a large-scale investment with an updated value of over RON 83 million in 2014. The completion of this investment is of utmost importance for the safety of the National Power System and the Government has understood this,” the release reads.
According to the company, the investment has been blocked since 2008 due to expropriations, but once the adoption by the gov’t of this decision, on the weekly meeting on May 10, it will be possible to complete these procedures that are underway for the private properties placed on the expropriation corridor of the public utility project of national interest AEL 400 kV Oradea – Bekescsaba.
The commissioning of the Oradea-Nadab segment and thus the finalisation of EAL 400 kV Oradea – Bekescsaba contributes to closing the 400 kV ring of the country’s electric transportation network, Romania’s priority goal.
At the same time, by urgently completing the works at EAL 400 kV Oradea – Bekescsaba, the risk of affecting the operation safety of the national power grid will be eliminated. This risk is higher and generated by the potential unavailability of the interconnection line between Romania and Ukraine (EAL 400 kV Rosiori – Mukacevo), a situation in which maintaining the functioning safety of the country’s northwest area would become difficult and expensive, Transelectrica notes.