ENERGY

Perennial problems at grid operator DEDDIE

Perennial problems at grid operator DEDDIE

Once again thousands of households have been left for hours and days without power in difficult conditions as a result of bad weather.

Grid operator DEDDIE’s inactivity of many years, during which no investment was made in the network – to ensure its profits plugged the holes at parent company Public Power Corporation – has left the power system particularly vulnerable to any extreme weather conditions.

The shortage of DEDDIE electricians and the company’s inability to identify problems in time due to the non-digitalization of the aged grid, which remains overground, have resulted in this latest headache for thousands of citizens.