The penetration of natural gas in industry has made substantial progress in the past few years both in Thessaloniki and in Thessaly. This has been achieved mainly through the efforts of EDA THESSALONIKI-THESSALIA S.A. in terms of financing of connections and due to the steady show of interest by customers who wish to learn about the advantages of using natural gas.
Given the presence of major, energy-consuming industries within the competence of EDA THESSALONIKI-THESSALIA S.A., the company continues its efforts to connect new industries to natural gas, by offering additional incentives for connections, thus meeting the needs of the energy market and of its customers.
The main uses of natural gas in the industrial segment refer to:
Coverage of thermal needs for all production processes
Cogeneration of electricity and thermal energy
Coverage of cooling needs
Benefits of natural gas
The use of natural gas in industry relieves the customer of:
The need to maintain storage areas (tanks) and constantly order fuels, as it ensures continuous and uninterrupted supply
The need to preheat the fuel (energy-saving), allowing to drastically reduce maintenance of equipment (lack of ashes)
The customers who opt for an environmentally-friendly fuel, such as natural gas, significantly contribute to the fight against environmental pollution, while improving the company's image to society and the market. Furthermore, consumption is measured accurately from the meter readings, and bills are paid after consumption. The produced calorific value of natural gas is ensured by the Hellenic national natural gas transmission system, and allows the customer to plan their production process with actual data, thus helping achieve high levels of performance. The use of natural gas may have other additional benefits, depending on the applications in various industries and particularly when combined with the technologies of air conditioning and cogeneration of electricity & heat.