An island with natural borders just the sea and the air. From 1974 its area has been limited further by a ‘green line’. To date, Cyprus depends exclusively on the electric power it generates from fuel imports. The 1200 MW output is barely enough for the island’s needs. Each power generating station is vital and irreplaceable for the smooth operation of the country. Currently, the prospects of exporting electricity as a national resource are quite far stretched.


A country that is geographically connected to the rest of Europe but is currently going through the most painful odyssey of its recent history. Greece has an installed capacity of 13,000 MW which does not cover the country’s present needs. Given its current deficit it is obliged to import an additional electricity supply which makes production and the distribution of energy even more costly. In the tumultuous times that Greece is going through, the need for high productivity and the search for cheaper energy is crucial.


A technologically advanced country that is seeking friendly neighbours for reasons of security as well as economic growth. Although ranked among the most developed countries in the world, Israel is currently obliged to import fuel to meet its energy needs. However, this is expected to change with the recent discovery of natural gas deposits that could be utilised much sooner than in Cyprus. Soon, it will need efficient means to export its power production surplus through a well-networked electricity grid.