Mrs Sensibles mum and dad, live near Ragusa in Sicily. I have spent the past seven years dropping hints that it might be nice for us to live near them. It might save the 3000km road trip we take every summer and Christmas (not that I am complaining) So I was quite interested to read this article in the Times of Malta.
It seems that Malta is going to connect its electricity to the grid in Italy via Sicily. I really think one or two people will go grey before this project is finished.
I think the boffins in Malta should have a quick read of this, and then either scrap the idea or run a longer cable to Spain.
I love Italy and especially Sicily, but trying to connect an electrical cable between Sicily and Malta (the place of my birth) and expect it to work is utter madness. They should try something easier; maybe build a bridge from Sicily to Malta or solve the European debt crises.
I did a little bit of research and I will send my findings to the boffins in Malta.
Here is the connector that Malta has proudly designed.
And here is the connector that Sicily is working on.
As you can see they are pretty close. I guess the boffins will have to go to Gatwick Airport and buy a travel adapter so that they can connect the two cables together.
I wish them luck.