INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT BETWEEN MALTA AND SICILY GETS APPROVED
The MEPA Board approved planning permission for the laying of an interconnecting submarine power cable between Sicily and Malta and the construction of a Terminal Station in Maghtab. Through this planning permit, as of next year, EneMalta will be in a position to start the process of shutting off and decommissioning the Marsa Power Station. Through this project, Malta will facilitate its renewable energy programme. Large scale renewable energy generation, especially wind, is known to be intermittent, and so the country needs to have a sufficiently sized and stable source to cater for the intermittent supply.