An extraordinary meeting was held under the leadership of the Minister of Environment and Energy Costas Skrek on the topic of the maximum consumption of electricity in the system due to the prolonged heat wave.
The Minister of Environment and Energy called an extraordinary meeting of the crisis management team on Sunday morning to test the health of the power grid during the prolonged heat wave. The meeting was attended by the President of the Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE) Athanasios Dagoumas, the head of the crisis management group, member of the RAE plenary meeting Dimitris Furlaris, as well as the heads of power supply systems: ΑΔΜΗΕ, ΔΕΣΦΑ, ΔΕΔΔΗΕ, ΔΕΗ.
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection provided the relevant information.
At the extraordinary meeting, representatives of the administrators presented the measures they will take in the coming days and especially on Monday, when it is estimated that during peak hours (around 21:00) the total load on the system will reach 9,600 MW, which is significantly higher than the average value of the maximum demand for electricity in the first half of 2021, which amounted to 8115 MW.
Mr. Skrekas urged citizens to reduce unnecessary electricity consumption as much as possible in the next 24 hours in order to prevent emergency blackouts.