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Puerto Rico, Colombia study undersea cable proposal
Dec 11, 2008 - The Associated Press
Officials in Puerto Rico and Colombia
are studying the possibility of building the world's
longest undersea power line to carry electricity
from South America to the Caribbean island.
Puerto Rico State Secretary Fernando
Bonilla says the project could reduce the island's
heavy dependence on oil and lower electricity bills.
Two Colombian power companies will
pay for the feasibility study.
If built, the underwater cable could
measure nearly 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) - surpassing
a 360-mile (580-kilometer) link between Norway and
the Netherlands that began service in September.
Thursday's agreement between Puerto
Rico and Colombia also calls for study of renewable
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