Over the next two months private suppliers will be ready to deliver temporary generators to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) that will meet Cyprus’ power demands, EAC Chairman Charis Thrassou told CNA.

The supply of electricity from generators is expected to reach 250 – 300 MW, meeting the current energy deficit after the naval base blast in Mari on July 11, which destroyed the biggest power station in Cyprus. As a result, electricity production has been reduced by more than 50%, causing daily electricity cuts all over Cyprus. EAC has urged the public to do its utmost to save energy.

Thrassou said that EAC had already begun evaluating tenders for the supply of more than 120 generators from Cyprus and abroad. He added that the assessment will continue Wednesday and perhaps Thursday morning, while EAC’s Board will convene Thursday to approve the criteria for the trading that will follow. He also said that by tomorrow, EAC will prepare a short – list of the suppliers.

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