EC approves EUR 54 mln to build power line in northern Poland

The new power transmission line is designed to make it possible to transport power from off-shore wind farms. Karsten Klama/PAP/EPA

The European Commission (EC) on Tuesday approved PLN 232 million (EUR 54 million) in EU funds to support the construction of a power transmission line between Gdańsk and Słupsk, northern Poland. The total cost of the investment is PLN 1 billion (EUR 232.5 million).

The new power transmission line is designed to make it possible to transport power from off-shore wind farms.

The funds will come from the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme for 2014-2020.

The project will support the generation and distribution of clean and safe energy, cutting greenhouse emissions and air pollution, the EC reported on its website on Tuesday.

Due to the importance of this power transmission line and power substations, the investment has been placed on the List of Strategic Projects.