Cyclades Islands Interconnection project now into its second phase

Greece: The Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) is implementing a three-phase interconnection project that will connect the Greek Islands of Cyclades to the mainland transmission system.

The project will connect the islands of Syros, Paros, Tinos, Mykonos and Naxos to the mainland, and build the necessary infrastructure, including substations with power transformers and subsea cabling, to ensuring reliable, economic and sufficient supply of electricity to the islands for the next 30-40 years.

The first stage of the interconnection, connecting Syros Island with Lavrion (mainland) as well as with the islands of Paros, Mykonos and Tinos, has been completed at the cost of some $273 million.

The second stage, budgeted at some $80 million, has begun and it will connect Paros island with Naxos island and Naxos island with Mykonos island. The completion is scheduled for second half of 2019, reports AMNA.

The third phase involves submerging of a second underwater cable that will link Lavrio with the island of Syros. The fourth and final stage of the power interconnection of the islands of Cyclades has been included in the 2019-2028 ten-year development programme.