February 3, 2023

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Serial blackouts in Attica from 6 August

Greek distribution network operator (HEDNO) has warned of controlled rolling blackouts in Athens and Attica to avoid blackouts. The plan goes into effect today, Friday 6 August 2021.

“There will be periodic power outages in Attica in accordance with the instructions of the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO), which are necessary to maintain the balance of production / demand and ensure the uninterrupted operation of the electricity grid on the mainland,” said HEDNO / DEDDIE

He warned the public not to use the elevators to avoid falling into the trap, and that electricity could return without warning, so all electrical devices should be considered potentially “on”. Therefore, it is better to unplug them from the outlet.

Areas where power outages are planned: Vrilissia, Chalandri, Patima Chalandriou, Penteli, Gerakas and Polydroso Voula, Vari, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, Kavuri, Glyfada, Lagonisi, Agia Marina Kifisia, Pefki, Neo Heraklion, Neo Heraklion, Neamorfosi, Marusia , Likovrisi, Galatsi, Ano Kipseli, Paleo Psychiko, Filothei, Nea Ionia, Aji Anargiri, Ilion, Nea Chalcedona, Kamatero, Perissosia, Ilioupoli, Alimos, Kalamaki, Agios Dimitrios, Kallithea, Neos Cosmos, Nea Smirni , Daphne, Kareas, Paleo Faliro, Elliniko. Markopoulo, Porto Rafti, Vravrona, Koropi, Kalivia, Payaniya, Kerata Kalamos, Barnabas, Afidnes, Polydendri, Malakasa, Ippokratios Politya Nea Makri, Marathonas, Schinias, Kato Suli, Mati, Agios Andreas, Pikermieion, Rafoli, Kalamos
Ekali, Nea Eritrea, Agios Stefanos, Drosia, Stamata, Rhodopoli, Dionysos, Aniksi, Varibobi, Kryonerbi Spata, Markopulo, Lutsa, Koropi.

The duration of these outages will depend on how the front of the fire moves, the services promised to make every effort to keep them to a minimum.

The population is asked to avoid the use of energy-intensive appliances (ovens, washing machines, water heaters, etc.) during peak hours, from 13: 00-15: 00 and from 18: 00-22: 00, and set the temperature for air conditioning to at least 26 ° C.

In its statement, DEDDIE does not indicate the timing of power outages in certain suburbs and areas.

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