Power grid operator IPTO’s “western corridor” grid project, to link the Peloponnese with the ultra high voltage network, has reached its final stretch following the energy ministry’s announcement of an additional expropriation procedure concerning private land needed for the development of the network from Patras to Megaloupoli.
The expropriations will enable the completion of an alternative route for an overhead transmission line that detours Agioi Theodoroi, a monastery in the Kalavrtyta area, northern Peloponnese, following its objections, three years ago, to the project running by the monastery.
The project’s completion will enable power utility PPC’s Megalopoli V power station, a 400-kV capacity unit, to help cover the country’s electricity demand.
The additional expropriation plan concerns two expanses, one measuring a total of 5,577 square meters, the other 915 square meters.
The first expanse, comprising a total of 30 plots in a wider area of Patras, northwestern Peloponnese, is planned to host a transmission line running a total length of 6.77 km.
The second expanse, made up of eight plots in the Kalavryta area is planned to host a transmission line running a length of 1.98 km.
The energy ministry decision also paves the way for the development of a transmission line from Patras to Megalopoli, in central Peloponnese, on land covering 13,077.37 square metres in the wider Kalavryta area.