Press Release - 19.02.2009

Water reserves of the hydroelectric plants

Press Release


PPC informs that the inflows in the reservoirs for the time period 1/2/09 - 17/2/09 were increased vs the respective periods of the previous years by:

  • 310% vs 2008,
  • 186% vs 2007,
  • 98% vs 2006 and
  • 45% vs 2005

In addition, total water reserves on 17/2/09 were higher compared to the respective date in the previous years by:

  • 61% vs 2008,
  • 68% vs 2007,
  • 3,6% vs 2006 and
  • 3,2% vs 2005.


The evolution of the water levels and inflows in PPC reservoirs is depicted in the following table:

EVOLUTION OF WATER LEVELS AND INFLOWS
IN PPC RESERVOIRS

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Water Reserves 17/2/09(Gwh)

2.171

2.163

1.334

1.390

2.241

Inflows

 1-17/2/09 (Gwh)

344

253

175

122

503




The System Marginal Price (SMP) in Greece for the period 1/2/09 - 17/2/09 is estimated at € 52.6 / MWh. The significant decrease of the SMP is mainly attributed to the substantial decline in the international fuel prices.

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