May 15, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

PPC HV Insulators Supporting the Link Between Italian Peninsula Link with South-East Europe

Better renewable energy sources integration and an increase of Eastern European generation capacity efficiency


PPC Insulators announced successful installation of its products at the 500 kV DC Montenegro-Italy HVDC link. Supporting one of the most important projects in the region aimed at increasing renewable energy use and greater generation capacity efficiency, PPC Insulators has delivered porcelain insulators for the first interconnection between Italy and the Balkans.

The undersea connection between Italy and Montenegro is the first Trans-Balkan electricity corridor of the 400 kV AC, connecting Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro with the European Union grid. The interconnection of Italian and Balkan power systems will allow highly efficient electricity generation aimed at increasing renewable energy production in the region, required by the European Union.

PPC porcelain post insulators for both bus bar and disconnector applications are supporting the new 1200 MW HVDC subsea cable interconnection line between the newly built converter stations at Cepagatti (Italy) and Kotor (Montenegro), being designed and constructed by Toshiba T&D Europe as HVDC power conversion system contractor in both countries.

“This is a great achievement for PPC Insulators and a great opportunity to strengthen the presence in the South-European market. Collaboration on projects such as Mon-Ita, focused on smarter, greener electricity requires advanced technology and expertise beyond standardization. And this project stands as a commercial proof of PPC’s vision, efforts and achievements,” said Stefano Di Paco, Sales Manager at PPC Insulators.

PPC post insulators were designed with a special shed to meet coastal environmental requirements to ensure continuous reliable power supply to this approximately 445 km long electricity bridge, which is to start the operation by the end of 2018.

“PPC is ideally suited for partnering on large projects with highest-quality and advanced design demands where secure and reliable future electricity network is the number one requirement,” concluded Di Paco.

About PPC Insulators Group
With over 130 years of experience, PPC Insulators is a leading manufacturer of porcelain, hybrid and composite insulators for the overhead lines, substations and precipitator applications. We invest our efforts to offer quick, easy and effective solutions to our customers. Our extensive knowledge, expertise and production technology enables us to produce the best insulator designs to cater up to 1200kV AC and 1100kV DC system voltages, that positions us at the forefront of techno-industrial achievements. We supply over 40,000 standard insulators from our stock to meet the demands of our customers. Learn more at

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