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20 July, 2024
 
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Power cuts to be implemented on Wednesday

Cuts will be made on a half-hour or hourly basis

Source: CNA

The Cyprus Transmission System Operator (TSO) is developing a power cut schedule in collaboration with the Distribution System Operator (DSO) to ensure the security of the electricity generation system, with the plan so far providing for half-hourly power cuts in the Nicosia, Larnaca, and Famagusta districts.

The cuts are necessary because the Dhekelia Power Station's six steam units will be removed from the system tomorrow as a result of EAC union decisions.

Vrahimi Koutsolukas, the DPC's press spokesman, told CNA that the power outage schedule is currently being devised and that more information will be released once it is finalized.

According to the data so far, the cuts will be made on a half-hourly or hourly basis, according to Koutsolukas, who added that this issue will be settled in the final plan.

He added that the TSO determines how many megawatts (MW) will be cut based on demand, whereas the Distribution System Operator specifies the groups from which the cuts will be made. He stated that the compilation is carried out to ensure that critical infrastructure is not harmed.

Yesterday, the TSO announced that when total demand reaches 600MW or higher, the need for consumer load curtailment will arise in the Nicosia, Larnaca, and Famagusta districts, while a potential failure of a power plant will result in further consumer load curtailment on a nationwide basis.

According to IESM data from yesterday, total demand peaked at around 19:15 at 660 MW, with IESM forecasts for the next few days based on weather conditions predicting a maximum demand of around 700 MW.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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