IPTO completes Cylclades Phase B project

In: CablesInterconnectors
08/10/2020
Greece's Independent Electricity Transmission Operator (IPTO) has successfully connected Naxos with the High Voltage System (150 kV), through Paros and Mykonos. This final step completes the Cyclades Phase B interconnection.

The construction of
Naxos interconnection included building an ultramodern Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) and the closure of the loop between Paros, Naxos and Mykonos. The completion of this project ensures double electricity supply to these islands, and their uninterrupted supply will continue even if one of the cables fails.

President & CEO of IPTO Manos Manousakis commented:
‘We are pleased to welcome Naxos to the Interconnected Islands. The benefits for the local communities are significant, as the electricity supply is shielded, not only of Naxos but also of the small Cyclades - especially in the summer months when the needs are clearly increased. The Cyclades Interconnection is progressing rapidly. The electrification of the second submarine line of Syros will be completed soon, while by the end of the year the Phase D of the Cyclades Interconnection enters the "starting line" with the announcement of the tender for Santorini’.

Hellenic cables manufactured and installed the
140 MW interconnection. The installation was carried out in March and April 2020. The €40 million project has been completed with the co-financing of Greece and the European Union.

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