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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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Electricity interconnection Crete-Peloponnese completed

The Environment and Energy Ministry and the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) announced on Thursday announced the completion of the Crete-Peloponnese electricity interconnection after the conclusion of the construction works in Chania and Neapoli, Laconia and the successful pilot electrification of all parts of the project, both in the sea …

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Power interconnection between Crete and the Peloponnese completed

The Independent Power Transmission Operator and Prysmian Group, which designed, supplied and installed the cable, on Thursday announced the successful completion of the underwater power supply interconnection between Crete and the Peloponnese. According to the announcement, the project breaks many records due to its length (135 km) and its depth …

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Power restored after fire in PPC station causes extensive blackout in Greece

A fire at a high-voltage power station in western Attica late on Sunday night caused an extensive blackout in several regions of south mainland and Peloponnese, including Greek capital Athens. Nobody was injured or harmed from the blaze. The fire broke out at 11 p.m. n the High Voltage Center …

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Power outage in Covid-19 hospital forces manual operation of respirators

Panic broke out at “Gennimatas” hospital in Thessaloniki on Friday following a power outage and the failure of the supporting generator. The lives of several Covid-19 patients in oxygen support were at risk as the supply in ICUs ceased. As the power outage lasted one hour, medical and nursing staff …

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Power mostly restored on Ionian islands, Karditsa, says Power Operator

Power is mostly restored on the Ionian Islands and Karditsa, the areas hardest hit by the Medicane, hurricane, Greece’s Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) said on Tuesday evening. The few remaining and remote areas still without power since Ianos hit over the weekend were being worked on, the operator added. …

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Corfu: Power outages, sea traffic to Igoumenitsa halted due to gale-force winds

Barometric low “Victoria” has been striking the islands of Corfu and Othonoi as well as Epirus in Western Greece since Tuesday morning. Torrential rains and gale-force winds of up to 11 Beaufort have left several areas without electricity, halted ferry traffic and isolated villages from the rest of the world. …

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