LAGIE, the Electricity Market Operator, expects to have filed a legal case against the power grid operator IPTO by the end of this week over unpaid overdue payments into the RES special account, which are then channeled to renewable energy producers for output, LAGIE officials have informed energypress.
A second legal case initiated by LAGIE against another electricity market operator, HEDNO, which, like IPTO, is a main power utility PPC subsidiary, has been commissioned to a legal firm representing the plaintiff. This second case is being prepared.
LAGIE reached a final decision to take legal action against HEDNO and IPTO on January 30, following up on a preliminary decision by its board last June. The plaintiff will seek the unpaid amounts plus interest covering the entire period of delay.
The LAGIE board noted that it would have taken legal action sooner against the two operators had it not been for its understaffed legal department, numbering two lawyers. They are now working through a backlog of cases as a result of last year’s longlasting strike action taken by lawyers in Greece over social security fund reforms.