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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has …

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Rhodes without power supply as both PPC plants go out of order

A blackout occurred at 10:20 on Friday morning leaving the whole island of Rhodes without power. According to preliminary information, the blackout occurred due to a technical problem initially in one of the power plants on the island. both power plants on Rhodes are out of order. While technical teams …

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Power column explodes like fireworks due to gale force winds in Attica (video)

It was short after 7 o’ clock Thursday evening, when a power column started to explode like fireworks. A resident immediately called the Fire Service as the area of East Attica still suffers from the painful and deadly wildfires in July. Powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 …

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Power disconnections due to debts skyrocket by 313% in last three years

Thousands of households across Greece see technical teams of public power supplier PPC to disconnect the electricity supply on daily basis. Electricity disconnections to households and businesses due to debts to power suppliers have increased by 313% in the last three years. The official data of the Regulatory Authority for …

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After Hydra, power outages also on islands of Skopelos and Tinos

From 4 0′ clock in the morning until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, locals and tourists on the island of Skopelos remained without electricity. A heavy rainstorm had reportedly damages the power supply system. Extensive lightning had damaged transmitters and columns with the effect of a total black-out on the island …

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And There was Light! Power fully restored on Hydra island

Power supply on the island of Hydra has been fully restored 34 hours after a black out paralyzed the touristic destination in the Saronic Gulf and brought locals and visitors on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The power outage occurred at 5:30 on Sunday morning (August 26 2018). The …

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Hydra island without power and water supply for more than 16 hours

Locals, weekend visitors and tourists on the island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf remain without electricity and water since early Sunday morning, August 26th 2018. According to media reports, a power outage, a black out,  occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday and affected also the water supply …

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Extensive blackout in downtown Athens and suburbs, dozens trapped in elevators

An extensive blackout in downtown Athens as well as in several suburbs in the South and the North of the Greek capital, in Piraeus and areas in Eats Attica has caused massive problems especially in traffic, in electrified public transport means, while dozens of people are trapped in elevators. It …

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Inauguration of power supply to Mykonos with underwater cable

The island of Mykonos is officially connected to the power interconnection system with mainland Greece. The official inauguration of the island of Mykonos power interconnection with the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) was held on Wednesday at the Public Power Corporation’s substation on Mykonos. Present was Energy and Environment Minister …

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Thessaloniki: After the water problem, power cuts up to 7 hours

Slowly but gradually water supply was restored in Thessaloniki on Saturday evening allowing thousands of people to enjoy a shower under running tap water for the first time after Tuesday. The water was back in the network sometime in early afternoon. However, it was cut again as it was very …

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Public outcry forces PPC to reconnect power to lung-patient

It needed the media intervention for Greece’s Public Power Corporation to show a humane face. An exclusive report of local media Lamianow on Friday afternoon was reproduced by hundreds of local and national media, news websites and blogs and exposed the merciless power supply cut to a poor household thus …

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Furious senior spills gasoline in PPC office and staff after power cut due to debts

A senior in outrage poured gasoline in the offices and employees of Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) and would have set everyone and everything alight hadn’t the police manage to take him under control just moments before the disaster would break out. The 70-year-old pensioner went to the local branch …

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Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four

Ignorance? Want? Ugly, mean and greedy little creatures? That was in mid-Victorian England and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  In the novel that has touched millions people ever since it was first published in 1843, ‘the two emaciated children” grow up to be adults, Ignorance as adult man in …

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Shepherd in Trikala steals power columns to construct a pen

Do It Yourself Greek Style. You need some wooden pillars and wire? Just go to the Power Columns near by and cut them off. This is what a 43-year-old shepherd did in Farkadona by Trikala, Central Greece. He cut off two wooden columns with chainsaw, grabbed  the supporting wire, stole …

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Several stuck in elevators as heat wave causes power outages in Athens

Heat wave: Increased temperatures increase the power consumption. Despite assurance by the Public Power Company, several outages occurred in the hottest day of June, where mercury stroke even 44 degrees Celsius in the shade in the Greek capital. Power outages occurred among others west and north suburbs like Agia Paraskevi, …

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Survivor’s testimony confirms scenarios about the helicopter crash

Survivor Sergeant major Vassiliki Plexida described the conditions preceding the helicopter crash on Wednesday morning. Her testimony confirms the initial suggestions of the UH-1H crash that caused the death of four officers of the Greek Army. “We were flying low when we fell into fog. the visibility was extremely limited, …

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