JERUSALEM, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Israel Electric Corp. has approved its first connection of a photovoltaic solar power plant to the national grid.
IEC will connect Arava Power Co.'s 80-megawatt solar power plant to its national grid, Globes reports.
The $400 million plant is owned by Kibbutz Ketura, with a 40 percent stake, and a group of U.S. investors led by Yosef Abramowitz.
Arava Power already has received a license from the Electricity Public Utilities Authority to build a 5-megawatt substation as part of the plant.
IEC hopes to approve and build a 161-kilowatt high-tension power line in Arava to transmit the power within four years.