Sustainable Development

Society - environment 

  • 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.

Workers

  • A number of measures were taken for the protection and safety of the workers from February 2020 to this day, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. IPTO gave the highest priority to the protection of the health of workers, whether working in the office, the construction site or the field. 
  • Increase by 65% of the average training hours of workers in 2019. 
  • Programme for the distribution of gift cards to the children of IPTO workers and to pensioners for the 2019 Christmas holiday.

Research

  • Two of the greatest challenges which IPTO is addressing at this time, is the transition to the European Target Model and the dynamic penetration of RES in the system (based on the commitments for 2030 and 2050). These two scenarios hide risks for the system, and specifically for security, reliability and how affordable electricity will be for everyone. The company is currently participating in 8 active European projects, 5 of which are directly linked to providing system flexibility and stability in the era of RES. The remaining 3 are related to system security and data protection.
  • IPTO actively supports the research conducted in Greek universities, and in cooperation with the University of Crete grants scholarships to young researchers of the School of Sciences with academic criteria and for studies related to energy and the environment. The scholarships programme was launched during academic year 2019-2020.
    Information about the award of the IPTO scholarships: https://www.uoc.gr/announce/jobs/6386.html
  • Financial aid to the Department of Engineering of the School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Science of the National Technical University of Athens, for the organisation of the 26th Summer School on the subject of “Dynamic Systems and Complexity” that was held in July 2019, in Athens.
  • Financial aid to the Department of Mathematics of the School of Natural Sciences of the University of Patras for the organisation of the 12th International Conference with the subject “CHAOS 2019” that was held in Chania, in June 2019.