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Turkish Cypriots supply electricity to Greek Cypriots

The provision of electricity from the Turkish side of Cyprus to the Greek side started on Saturday at midnight, to make up for a deficiency in power after the island's main power station at Vassiliko was destroyed by the explosion of munitions at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base. The Turkish side of Cyprus has offered to provide Greek side with 110MW of power.

According to the EAC chairman Harris Thrassou the deal for the provision of electricity would be valid till the end of August, with the possibility of getting an extension.

Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou stated that the provision of electricity will come under the Green Line Regulation that regulates the movement of goods across the line. He noted that this deal is an effort to meet demands in electricity, to help the economy run smoothly and service the households. “This will also enable the EAC to carry out the necessary maintenance of existing power producing units,” said Stefanou.

Director of the Cyprus Transmission System Operator (TSO) Christos Christodoulides said that "the connection was made after many efforts and things are now operating smoothly, we are receiving a load of around 20 MW."

Christodoulides noted that the situation would be assessed and further moves would be decided.

By Irina Lelina for Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC

Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC Law Firm