The Manager of the hydroponic cultivation greenhouse “AGRODER”, Mr. M. Drepanopoulos and the Production Manager, Mr. M. Vlachogiannis were welcomed by the General Manager of EDA THESS, Mr. L. Bakouras and the Manager of Natural Gas Market Development of Thessaly, Mrs. E. Kalogirou at the Company’s premises in Larissa. The occasion of the meeting was the connection of the Unit with the Distribution Network of EDA THESS for the needs of the production activity, which will be completed within the first quarter of 2021.
More than 2,000 new consumers signed a Connection Contract with EDA THESS’ natural gas distribution network in August, 2% more than the same period of 2019, despite the crucial conditions due to the pandemic and the effects of the summer season. Respectively, the distribution volumes showed a significant increase, which amounted to 10.7 million cubic meters, increased by 31% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.
EDA THESS prepares annual planning of operational preparedness drills, which aim at the overall readiness of its structures. The drills simulate the cessation of the Company's activities from the event of emergencies and focus on the ensuring of its business continuity.
Despite the difficult conditions, 2,600 new contracts were signed in July for the connection to the natural gas distribution network of EDA THESS, showing an increase of 3% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year and an increase of 17% compared to the budget. In total this year, more than 22,000 new gas connection contracts are expected to be signed, reaching Budget levels.
EDA THESS BoD approved the results of the first half of 2020.
Smart meters in smart cities
The five-year Development Program 2020-2024 of EDA THESS was approved by RAE (Decision 677/2020), which foresees investments of € 145 million.