Industrial units to cut back power consumption today, tomorrow

Industrial producers participating in the energy cost-saving demand response (disruption management) mechanism have been ordered to disrupt energy consumption today and tomorrow between 8am and 11pm each day.

The move is expected to conserve approximately 550 MW in electricity as part of the effort to overcome the country’s energy system alert. Placed on Level 2, it has prompted a crisis management team at RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, to convene for emergency meetings this week.

A total of twenty industrial producers will cut back on energy consumption. These include cement producers Titan, Hercules and Halyps, the steel companies Sidenor, Sovel and Hellenic Halyvourgia, the paper mills Macedonian Paper Mills (MEL), PAKO, and Fthiotida,  chemical company Air Liquide, Fulgor cable producer and glassware producer Yioula.