Two interconnectors between the electricity networks of Hungary and Slovakia started commercial operation on Monday, doubling cross-border delivery volume, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Office (MEKH) said.
One of the 400kV lines connects the substation Gönyű, in Hungary, to the hydroelectric power plant in Gabčíkovo (Bős), Slovakia. The other runs between Rimavská Sobota (Rimaszombat), Slovakia, and the Hungarian settlement of Sajóivánka. MEKH chairman Péter János Horváth said the interconnectors would boost Hungary’s cross-border capacity along its longest frontier and in the high-volume north-south direction, supporting delivery of electricity generated from renewable resources, too. He called the interconnectors a “significant step” in ensuring the energy supply of both countries, adding that they play “an important role” in shaping Europe’s integrated electricity market.