Omexom continues to work on the underground power line between Crete and the Peloponnese

/ June 16, 2020/ News

Omexom is currently working on part of the power line between Crete and the Peloponnese, including the 15 km underground line that connects the substation in Chania (northwest Crete) to the landing point of the submarine cable.  

In this context, Omexom has done everything possible to support its customer in the continuity of this project while preserving the health and safety of its employees.  

An emblematic and crucial project for the development of Greece’s electricity network, it is also the first major step towards removing the energy isolation of Crete, the largest non-interconnected energy system in Greece.  

According to the Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE), the project will reduce the charges on consumers for operating expensive power plants in Crete and solve the power supply problems of the summer months. During the high tourist season in summer, voltage disturbances and equipment’s problems should be eliminated. The quality of the power supply will be improved, benefiting all consumers on the island.  

This interconnection paves the way for the further development of power generation projects from renewable energy sources. There are already plans on hold for wind and solar projects.  

With the interconnection, Crete tends to become a “green” island!