Hungarian transmission system operator MAVIR and its Austrian partner Verbund-Austrian Power Grid threw the switch for a 400kV power line between Szombathely and Vienna on Tuesday.
There is already a high-voltage power line between Győr and Vienna, but the new line will further strengthen energy security in the region and boost cross-border transfer capacity.
The European Union approved up to €13 million for the Győr-Vienna electricity line as part of a support package of cross-border energy projects.
MAVIR CEO Gábor Tari said a the inauguration of the line that Hungary's transmission system now meets all European Union requirements.
Heinz Kaupa, a member of Verbund APG's management body, said increasing cross-border transfer capacity was especially important as the burden of networks would grow in the wake of the market's liberalization. (MTI-ECONEWS)