EDA THESS placing emphasis on CNG for market growth

The recently formed gas distribution company EDA THESS, established to serve the wider Thessaloniki and Thessaly regions, is placing emphasis on CNG (compressed natural gas) development to initially cover areas detached from the grid, general manager Leonidas Bakouras noted yesterday in his presentation of the enterprise’s five-year development plan, covering 2017 to 2021, at the Athens Energy Gas Forum, organized by TEE, the Technical Chamber of Greece.

These areas, in Greece’s midlands and north, may be supplied CNG through the development of networks beyond compressor stations, Bakouras informed.

A supply capacity of between 70,000 and 100,000 cubic meters will be aimed for during the first few years and could grow to 500,000 to 600,000 cubic meters, annually, as a result of local network development.

EDA THESS aims to supply CNG to these detached areas as a means of facilitating a natural gas penetration plan before developing networks, if sustainability is assured.