Energy crisis: Blackout’s are coming to Greece too – Beginning with monuments and roads

Measures to deal with the energy crisis are also being launched in Greece. In the first phase, monuments will be darkened early and public lighting will be reduced.

In fact, depending on the developments on the front of the energy crisis, in the shadow of the Russian “intimidation” for the supply of natural gas to Europe, the situation will be re-examined and it is possible that further measures will be decided in our country as well.

After the Commission’s request for a 15% “scissors” in the consumption of natural gas in the EU, the Greek government seems to be launching its own energy saving program.

According to the newspaper “Kathimerini”, the plan will be implemented from August and will start from public places, where, among other things, one out of 10 street lighting lamps will be turned off, as well as the decorative lights at the archaeological and other monuments after at 3 in the morning. Such a move is estimated to reduce consumption by 30%.

At the same time, the possibility of compensating the industry is being examined, while the PPC delignitization program is also “frozen” for the next 2 to 3 years.

Depending on the developments, the situation will be re-examined and it is possible that further measures will be decided.

Energy crisis: The last measure 

Also, speaking to “Kathimerini”, the Minister of Energy, Kostas Skrekas, points out that the last measure to deal with the crisis is the intermittent loads to domestic consumers and therefore to protected consumers.

“Nobody can rule anything out when there’s a war raging next to us,” he says, explaining that with energy tight in the international market, a random event can cause a severe disruption in supply and prices.

Mr. Skrekas also stated that “the government is studying a support mechanism for the industry, if a pan-European solution is not finally adopted”

He adds that the implementation of the specific mechanism requires approval from the Commission, while its financing can also be covered with resources from pollutant auctions.

Source – newsit.gr

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