Particularly increased demand for electricity

The least bad seems to be the unacceptable and torturous power outages in many parts of the country, even on the outskirts of Athens. The real nightmare of managers is to cover the increased electricity consumption, which apparently is not a given at these hours.

Bad weather therefore tests the resilience of the electricity system with the competent bodies to apply emergency measures and be on foot in order to deal with the problems that arise, mainly due to failures in the network.

According to the plan made by the IPTO transmission system operator, in order to meet the increased demand for electricity today, which will reach 172.52 GWh, an increased number of thermal units is being recruited.

Initially, the Agios Dimitrios 3,4, Kardia 3,4 and Meliti units are expected to enter the system from the lignites that will function as base units, ie they will cover the needs of the system for the entire 24 hour period.

At the same time, the most flexible natural gas units are ready to contribute to the system depending on the fluctuation of the demand and the needs: Aliveri 5, Megalopoli 5, of PPC and Elpedison Thessaloniki, Elpedison Thisvi, Protergia and Korinthos Power are expected to enter today in the system which at its peak in the afternoon is expected to reach high demand at 6 in the afternoon at 8978MW.

It is worth noting that the production of RES will be high, which will reach 58,135GWh covering about 34% of demand.

In addition to the production system, it is worth noting that IPTO has informally asked energy-intensive industries to limit their consumption, implementing informal interruption services, until the wave of bad weather is overcome.

In this context, the industries, including the cement industry, but also steel companies have voluntarily reduced their loads, contributing with reduced loads in an effort to avoid a problem of adequacy in the system.

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