IPTO completes Cylclades Phase B project
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
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
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
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