Skiathos electrical interconnection on track for completion

Project's electrification planned for June 2022 - The Management of IPTO informed the local authorities

Skiathos electrical interconnection to the 150kV High Voltage System through Euboea,  is on track for completion. The electrification of the new 150kV subsea line is expected in June 2022. In an open event organized by the Municipality of Skiathos on Monday, October 18, 2021, IPTO informed the regional and municipal authorities of the island about the project’s construction progress, with a total budget of 57 million euros.

The Management of IPTO, represented by the Chairman and CEO Mr. Manos Manousakis, the Deputy Chairman Mr. Ioannis Margaris and the project manager Mr. Nikos Margoutas, presented to the Regional Governor of Thessaly Mr. Kostas Agorastos, the Deputy Regional Governor Mrs. Dorothea Kolindrini and the Mayor of Skiathos Mr. Thodoris Tzoumas the technical features, the benefits and the next milestones of the project that will ensure the energy shielding and upgrading of the Sporades island complex. The conditions for achieving the schedule and the essential role of constructive cooperation between the stakeholders for the successful implementation of the project, were also discussed.

Mr. Manos Manousakis stated, in this regard: “It’s time for Skiathos to join the interconnected system in June 2022. Skiathos-Euboea interconnection was contracted in December 2019 and it seems that the goal for the interconnection’s electrification within 2.5 years - in order for it to be ready for the tourist season of 2022- is feasible. I would like to warmly thank the competent authorities and the local bodies for the great cooperation and support throughout the implementation of our project”.

Mr. Kostas Agorastos stated: “After many years of adversities due to the increased need for electricity during the summer months but also due to  harsh weather conditions in the winter, the residents and visitors of the Sporades islands will be enjoying adequate and uninterrupted electricity supply. The new submarine connection between Skiathos and Mantoudi in Euboea is a great project that positively affects the life and work of the local people. Congratulations to IPTO as well as  those who gave the green light for the implementation of this interconnection”.

Mr. Thodoris Tzoumas stated: “The project of Skiathos electrical interconnection, which will be completed in the coming months, is going to create conditions of energy adequacy in Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos throughout the year, thus upgrading the life quality of the residents. I would also like to thank IPTO for the sponsorship of the restoration study of the historic building ‘Bourtzi’, amounting to 2.1 million euros, which was approved by the Ministry of Culture and will be implemented by the Region of Thessaly with funds from the NSRF”.