PPC supply security plan for islands in summer approved

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, has approved a power-generator rental plan prepared by power utility PPC to meet sharply higher summer-season electricity demand on Samos, Chios, Santorini, Rhodes, Lesvos and Kastelorizo.

“Supply security at non-interconnected islands is a national priority and it is therefore necessary to take appropriate measures to avoid risks related to their electricity supply,” RAE announced.

The cost of such emergency measures is funded through public service compensation (YKO) surcharges included in electricity bills.

PPC’s emergency rental plan, to run from July 1 to August 31, includes a 12-MW power generator for Samos, a 25-MW unit for Chios, a 20-MW facility for Santorini, an 18-MW unit for Rhodes, a 14-MW facility for Lesvos and a 0.15-MW power generator for Kastelorizo.