DEPA to expand gas network to 18 cities

Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) plans to expand its natural gas networks to 18 cities, with more than 100,000 households and 11,000 enterprises, around the country through its subsidiary company Gas Distribution for regional Greece EDA.

EDA was set up in implementation of a legal obligation to split the distribution activities from the rest activities of DEPA by January 1, 2017 and took over distribution networks and industrial regions in 12 cities in Central Greece, Central Macedonia and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace.

The network was a length of 500 km and supplies 170 commercial and industrial customers. DEDA’s growth plan, as presented by its chief executive officer Theodore Terzopoulos in a recent energy conference, envisages the spectacular increase of the network with the construction of more than 1,000 km of medium and low pressure lines.

The project will cover the cities of Chalkis, Karpenisi, Amfissa, Lamia, Livadia, Theve, Alexandria, Veria, Kilkis, Giannitsa, Katerini, Serres, Alexandroupoli, Komotini, Xanthi, Drama, Orestiada and Kavala.

Natural gas consumption in the new regions is estimated at around 700 million cubic meters annually.