Power grids are restoring tirelessly

The ΔΔΗΕ (Greek grid operator) teams of workers continue to troubleshoot and repair the damage caused to the grid by large-scale fires.

All the forces of ΔΕΔΔΗΕ (brigades and contractors), about 690 people, continue to work to restore the operation of power lines, which was disrupted by catastrophic fires.

Especially for the Attica region, it was noted that, thanks to the readiness and full vigilance of all services, so far most of the districts – Tatoi, Kryoneri, Stamata, Afidnes, Malakas, Varibobi and Agios Stefanos – have been reconnected to the power grid.

Until tomorrow, it is envisaged to restore the power supply to Drosopigi and Fracomakedones, while in the settlement of Ipocrateo Politya (Varibobi), restoration work is still underway. The works are expected to be completed by the end of the week and electricity will be supplied to homes and businesses.

The amount of damage from the catastrophic fire in Attica was enormous: a total of 9 medium voltage lines with a length of 158 km and a low voltage network with a length of 396 km, with 450 substations and a total of 60,000 consumers were damaged.

In particular, 1,000 power transmission towers, 15 km of medium voltage overhead grids, 34 km of low voltage grids and 20 substations were destroyed.

A few hours after the start of the fire on Tuesday August 3, the technical staff of ΔΕΔΔΗΕ, through tremendous efforts, managed to reconnect about 22,000 customers.

By Wednesday August 4, most of the damage had been repaired in Varibobi, however, on August 5 and 6, the resumption of the fire again caused serious damage to the electricity grid in the areas: Frakomakedones, Afidnes, Ag. Stefanos, Tatoi, Ippokratio Politia, Rhodopeli, Drosopigi, Kryoneri and Malakas.

On August 6, the number of substations that did not work due to network damage was about 250, which affected the electricity supply to 38,000 consumers, on August 7 – 157, which affected 22,000 consumers.

Yesterday, August 8, there were already 102 of them (14,000 consumers were left without electricity), and today, August 9, until the evening, it is expected that there will be no more than 80 of them, which affects about 10,000 customers of the power grid.

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