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Iceland to Transport Electricity to Faroe Islands?

Representatives of the Faroese government are currently in Iceland to investigate the possibility of transporting electricity from the East Fjords to the Faroe Islands via cable to replace oil-powered power stations on the islands.

Today, the Faroe Islands are dependent on imported oil for heating and electricity production so if electricity could be transported from Iceland, where it is produced with eco-friendly methods, CO2 emissions in the Faroe Islands could be reduced by one third, ruv.is reports.

The cable needed for transporting electricity between Iceland and the Faroe Islands would be more than 450 kilometers long, making it the longest in the world.

According to preliminary results of a feasibility study undertaken by Faroese energy company Jardfeingi in cooperation with Iceland’s National Energy Authority, the project could pay off.

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