Greek TSO opens tender for submarine power cables

Greek TSO opens tender for submarine power cables

Greek electricity grid operator Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) has launched a tender for submarine AC cable that would be used for Aegean Islands interconnectors.

Source: IPTO

IPTO has launched the tendering process for the conclusion of a framework agreement regarding submarine AC cable for the interconnection of the Dodecanese and the islands of the northeastern Aegean.

The projects concern the interconnection of Limnos, Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Rhodes, Karpathos, Kos, and Skyros with the mainland system.

The interconnection of the Aegean islands, which is a priority in IPTO’s new Ten-Year Development Plan 2024-2033, is expected to eliminate their electric isolation, increase the reliability of supply, and reduce the cost of electricity through savings in PSOs.

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