PPC braced for rise in power demand amid heat wave


State electricity provider PPC does not expect any problems in meeting a spike in demand as Greece grapples with a heat wave, workers’ union chief Giorgos Adamidis told ANA-MPA radio on Thursday.

“Demand for power has risen because of the high temperatures and according to our estimates, today it will exceed 10,000 megawatts, from a norm of 5,000 megawatts,” Adamidis said. “We experienced similar conditions with high temperatures in 2008 and 2009, when peak demand reached 11,000 megawatts.”

“PPC is ready,” the unionist assured Greeks and visitors to the country seeking relief with air-conditioning, adding that the company has put an additional unit in Amyntaio, northern Greece, into operation to help boos the system.