Natural gas-fueled electricity generation in north Aegean examined

The feasibility of a plan entailing natural gas supply to the non-interconnected islands in the north Agean for the purpose of electricity generation is being examined by RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy.

Officials at the authority are considering the development of small-scale facilities that could run on LNG or CNG.

RAE established a committee in 2015, based on an EU directive, to study the feasibility of such a plan. The interest expressed appears to be growing.

Both the main power utility PPC and gas utility DEPA have previously jointly examined the possibility of using CNG for electricity generation on the islands with the prospect of a partnership in mind.

RAE has endorsed a sum of 42,000 euros to support a related study’s completion, expected to be delivered in three months.