Azerbaijan wants to deliver green electricity through the Black Sea to the EU

Azerbaijan wants to deliver green electricity through the Black Sea to the EU


Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

The heads of state and government of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary signed a corresponding agreement on Saturday in the presence of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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Bucharest The EU wants to secure electricity from renewable energies in Azerbaijan. To this end, a 1,100-kilometer underwater cable with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts is to be laid through the Black Sea to Romania get lost. The heads of state and government of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary signed on Saturday in the presence of the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen a corresponding agreement. The project is part of the EU’s efforts to gain more independence in energy supplies in the face of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

“In order to integrate a growing share of renewable energy, we indeed need stronger electricity grids. That is why the Black Sea power cable between Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan is so important,” von der Leyen said. The EU is therefore ready to support the project financially, depending on the results of a feasibility study.

It will help strengthen security of supply by bringing electricity from renewable sources across Romania and Hungary bring to the EU. In addition, the Black Sea cable could turn Georgia into an electricity hub and integrate it into the EU internal market.

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