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Encyclopedia > Public Power Corporation

The Public Power Corporation or DEI (ΔΕΗ, Δημόσιας Επιχείρησης Ηλεκτρισμού/Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou) is a Greek government-owned hydro and energy company which serves electricity and power for all of Greece.

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History

In 2000 or 2001, a new power line was added between Kavasila and the island of Zante or Zakynthos to increasse power consumption on that island. This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Kavasila, rarely Kavassila (Greek: Modern: Καβάσιλα, Ancient/Katharevoussa: Καβάσιλας) is a small town that is part of Gastouni in NNW Ilia. ... Zakýnthos (Ζάκυνθος, also known as Zante), the third largest of the Ionian Islands, covers an area of 410 square kilometers and its coastline is roughly 123 kilometers in length. ...


Economy

DEI is one of the largest companies in Greece and has a huge number of employees and has a large part of the Greek economy.


Monopoly

  • RAE (Ρυθμιστική Αρχή Ενέργειας Rythmistiki Archi Energeias) began in the energy market. This made new decisions for DEI while the market became so important, that it created companies which tried and became one of the largest government-owned corporations.

Power plants

With the production of electric energy, DEI functions power plants in Ptolemaida and Megalopoli, etc., and hydroelectric plants in Agras, Lake Marathon, Acheloos, etc. DEI also powers windmills which are mainly founded in the Aegean Islands. Ptolemaida (Greek, Modern: Πτολεμαΐδα, Ancient/Katharevousa: Πτολεμαΐς), older form: Ptolemais is a city in Northern Greece. ... Megalopolis, or Megalopoli is a town famous for its ancient theatre. ... Marathon (Greek, Modern: Μαραθώνας Marathona or Marathonas, Ancient/ Katharevousa: Μαραθών, Marathon) is a town in Greece, the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC, in which the Athenian army defeated the Persians. ... In Greek mythology, Achelous (Greek: Αχελώος), was the patron deity of the river by the same name, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos...


Mining areas

Other than the monopoly in electric energy, DEI has mining areas within power plants. The power plants produce electricity and power from lignite, other plants use coal. The largest mining areas are located around Ptolemaida, around Amyntaio in the Florina prefecture and around Megalopoli. Coal Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by mining. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Florina (Greek: Φλώρινα; Bulgarian: Лерин/Lerin) is a town in Greece. ...


Transformers

The Kalamtata - Pyrgos - Patras Line is a line runs near Pyrgos, west of Amaliada, east of Gastouni, 1.5 km west of Lechaina and encircles to the north, the southern part of the plain and connecting with another line connecting from Megalopoli. This power line has several power stations including Pyrgos, Amaliada, Lechaina, Varda and Lappa. The power line has several branches including a 5 km long line to near Lappa. The line linking Kavasila and Zante passes near Kavasila, about 1 km south of Dimitra, south of Kastro, north of Loutra Kyllinis and into the island of Zante. Most of the line is underwater. Amaliada (Greek: Modern: Αμαλιάδα, Ancient: Αμαλιάς, Amalias) or Amaliada City is a city in the western Peloponnese, in Greece. ... Gastouni (Greek: Γαστούνη, -ι) is a town and a municipality in northern Ilia, Greece. ... Lechainá (Λεχαινά), also Lechena or Lehena is a town in the Prefecture of Ilia, Greece that is 39 km N (old distance: 37 km) north of the nearby city of Pyrgos and regions of Messenia and Arcadia. ... Lechainá (Λεχαινά), also Lechena or Lehena is a town in the Prefecture of Ilia, Greece that is 39 km N (old distance: 37 km) north of the nearby city of Pyrgos and regions of Messenia and Arcadia. ... For other entries that is Varda, see the disambuigation page. ... Dimitra (Greek: Δήμητρα) is a small village located next to the plains of Elis. ... The Thermal Springs of Kyllini (Greek: Λούτρα Κυλλήνης, Loutra Kyllinis), also as Kyllini Springs or Kyllini Baths is a thermal spring area with hotels, restaurants, and a beach located on a southwestern tip of this peninsula. ...


Other lines includes Patras - Corinth - Athens, and Pyrgos - Megalopoli. Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ...


Lines from Megalopoli link to Pyrgos, Kalamata and Tripoli. There is also a Kalamata in the Democratic Republic of Congo, see Kalamata, Democratic Republic of Congo Kalamata (Greek, Modern: Καλαμάτα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -ai), older forms: Kalamai is a city in southern Greece, on the Peloponnesos, by the Mediterranean. ... Tripoli (Greek, Modern: Τρίπολη, Ancient/Katharevousa: -s; see also List of traditional Greek place names), older form and Latin: Tripolis, rarely Tripolitsa, Tripolitza and Tripolizza is a city in the central part of the Peloponnesos, Greece, and the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia and the province of Mantineia which is...


External link

  • Official website, available in English and Greek

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