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Energy Ministry announces power bill subsidies for Nov

Greece’s Energy Ministry said on Tuesday that it will extend power bill subsidies for households and farmers in November. The new subsidies come a day after electricity providers announced exorbitant price increases between 40 and up to 80 percent for the same month. For monthly consumption up to 500 per …

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Overtourism in Halkidiki affects water and power supply

Overtourism in Halkidiki has affected water and electricity supply as well the biological cleaning networks. Black outs are daily, locals, tourists and professionals are angry. Faucets ran dry, the circuit breakers went down and the biological cleaning “short-circuited” for another year in Halkidiki due to overtourism, daily ethnos.gr reported citing …

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Power outages in several Athens suburbs due to heatwave

Electricity supply problems occurred in several suburbs of Greek capital Athens as of Thursday afternoon. The power outages  apparently due to overload of the electricity network due to the heatwave hitting the country and millions of A/C and fans working full time. Power outages have occurred in the suburbs of …

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Power outage in rail network halts Athens-Thessaloniki intercity

An Intercity train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki was forced to halt outside Larissa, central Greece, on Sunday afternoon due to a power outrage in the OSE rail network. Concerned passengers were left in the dark without proper information about what was going on. The incident caused unrest among the …

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Greece’s power rates among Europe’s highest

Greece remained among the most expensive wholesale electricity markets in Europe in 2022, a year when the average price of electricity increased by 141% compared to 2021. In the same year, the cost of natural gas imports more than doubled compared to 2021, while it almost quintupled compared to 2018. …

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Greece proposed construction of power line to Austria, Germany

Greece has submitted a proposal for the construction of a direct electricity interconnection with Austria and Germany, with an initial capacity of 3.0 gigawatts, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas revealed at the Renewable and Storage Forum on Thursday. “It is not an easy project but there is great need …

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Regulatory authority chief assures of no power cut risks

Greece will not be left without electricity, assures, not a politician, but the man with the clearest view of the market, i.e. the head of the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), associate professor Athanasios Dagoumas. He does admit, however, that households and businesses are looking at a difficult winter ahead. …

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“Blackout” on Sporades islands following damage at Skiathos substation

A power outage has hit the Sporades islands since 7:30 on Thursday morning, following a strong rainfall at night. The electricity problem has occurred due to a damage at the large substation on the island of Skiathos where the large submarine power pipeline ends. According to local media skiathoslife.gr, it …

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1,100 power cut orders across Greece daily due to unpaid bills; Greeks mobilize

Greeks rushed to public power company on Easter Wednesday to arrange payment settlements for unpaid bills and avoid being completely cut off from the electricity supply, as providers keep issuing disconnections orders and push for their implementation. With the wholesale price among the highest in Europe and a government that …

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Radiation leak risk after power cut at occupied Chernobyl plant, Ukraine warns

Radioactive substances could be released from Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant because it cannot cool spent nuclear fuel after its power connection was severed, Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Energoatom said on Wednesday. It said fighting made it impossible to immediately repair the high-voltage power line to the plant, which was …

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Dozens households in Athens without power for 4th day; compensation possible

Τhe office of the Public Prosecutor in Athens investigates the multi-day power outages in several areas of Attica in the midst of a snow weather, low temperatures and frost. Investigation is to determine whether the offense of disturbing the operation of an utility has been committed. The order for the …

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Corfu: Storm “Athena” causes power outages, flooding phenomena

Main roads on the island of Corfu turned into rivers on Thursday, house yards and basements were flooded, power outages occurred, small landslides took place and problems were registered in the provincial network after bad weather front “Athena” hit the island in the northern Ionian Sea. The Fire Service had …

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Rolling power cuts in Attica from Aug 6 to avoid blackout due to fires, HEDNO announces

The Greek Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) will implement controlled rolling power cuts in Athens and Attica in order to avoid a blackout. The plan goes into force today, Friday, August 6, 2021. “There will be rolling power cuts in Attica in accordance with the instructions of the Independent Power …

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