By Alexia Kafetzis
The problems that have arisen in the last few days in the electricity supply are directly linked to the need to modernize the power generation units of the EAC in Decelia.
It is unthinkable that in the year 2024 the EAC will continue to generate electricity with outdated units, which often face breakdowns while at the same time being energy-consuming and costly, and not have the possibility to proceed with the necessary renewal.
CERA must proceed with the licensing and final approval of the new units so that EAC can meet the demands in the seasons with synchronous power generation units.
AKEL has been warning the previous government of Anastasiades for years – WEST as well as the present. Today's problems did not arise overnight. They are a consequence of the inability of the previous government to take the necessary measures in time, to import natural gas, upgrade the networks and include RES in the EAC's energy mix. Instead today we pay millions to polluters, we pollute the environment and the world remains without electricity supply.
AKEL calls on the government of Nikos Christodoulidis to take immediate corrective measures, and strengthen the EAC so that it can adapt to the new conditions. For AKEL, it is clear, EAC has and should continue to have a decisive role in the issues of energy sufficiency and security in Cyprus. The government of Nikos Christodoulidis has an obligation to enable EAC to develop its work, to modernize its units and infrastructure.