Electric power

No policy shift seen on Crete-Attica power interconnection

The new Greek government will toe the line of its predecessor on the urgent need for and the safeguarding of the construction of the Crete-Attica power interconnection project, while supporting the international connection of Greece with Cyprus and Israel, according to statements made by Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis after his visit to Cyprus.

Athens power cut due to human error

An extensive but brief power outage that affected mainly western Athens on Tuesday morning was the result of a human error, said Greece's electricity grid operator ADMIE.
ADMIE said high voltage transmission lines were turned off at 11:35 a.m. at the public power utility's (PPC) substation at Rouf.

Romania's primary energy supply, up 1pct, Jan.-May, 2019; electricity supply, down 4.5pct

Romania's primary energy supply increased by 1.0pct, while electricity supply declined 4.5pct, both in the first five months of 2019, year-over-year, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The main primary energy supply January 1 - May 31, 2019 totalled 14.406 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), up 147,100 toe from the same period of 2018.

Large areas of Halkidiki without power after deadly storms

About 80 percent of Halkidiki, and specifically the first and a small section of the second peninsula that make up the regional unit, remained without power a day after storms and gale-force winds toppled trees and utility poles, the head of the union of Public Power Corporation employees (GENOP) said Thursday.

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