The development and maintenance of the electricity transmission network covers the entire country and benefits the whole of society, by reducing electricity bills for everyone and contributing to the transmission of clean forms of energy, after permanently closing the polluting power plants.
Nevertheless, at IPTO we are aware that we may cause nuisance during the development and maintenance of the network. We therefore take specific actions aiming to secure a sustainable future for the local communities.
- We maintain a systematic dialogue with the local communities in which we operate, to achieve mutual understanding and to effectively communicate the benefits emerging from our projects.
- We look for alternative solutions in the routing of the transmission lines in each project, to find solutions everyone agrees to and cause the least possible nuisance during the construction of our projects.
- We inform owners, where private land needs to be expropriated, with regard to the procedure for collecting their compensation.
- We immediately inform owners with regard to the procedure for collecting their compensation in cases of expropriation of private land.
- We are constantly taking action and initiatives to support local communities by keeping an open line of communication with them.
- We strictly and unequivocally adhere to the limits set by Greek law concerning electromagnetic fields, both for the general public and for our workers.
Initiatives benefiting society
- At the beginning of 2020, and in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in Greece, IPTO supported the National Health System by donating equipment worth € 862,988,000. The donations were made to EKAB (National First Aid Centre), the University General Hospital of Herakleion, the “Agios Georgios” General Hospital of Chania, the “Panagia i Voithia” University Hospital of Patras and the “Sotiria” Thoracic Diseases General Hospital. This equipment consisted of personal protection equipment (plain masks and increased protection masks), ventilators, bedside monitors, negative pressure chambers for transport of patients from remote areas, and prefabricated structures for the screening of patients. The actions in support of the National Health System continue to this day.
- Financial aid to the Hellenic Heart-Lung Transplant Association “I Skytali”, providing an insurance program to their members with Ethniki Asfalistiki, since they could not easily afford to take out this important policy themselves. IPTO’s financial support through this initiative of the Association actively demonstrates the Company's interest as regards the necessity of this insurance policy for the Association's members.
- Financial support to three graduates of the Sculptural Workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA). IPTO, in cooperation with ASFA, organised a sculpture competition with electricity transmission as its theme. The competition was addressed to graduates of the Sculptural Workshop of ASFA. A total 30 young artists took part. The top three that were selected were awarded a monetary prize.