Fire Causes Blackout in Santorini

santorini black outSantorini and Thirasia have been facing a blackout since noon because of a fire which broke out at 12.00 at the Public Power Corporation’s power station in Santorini, which supplies the two islands with electricity. No injuries were caused by the fire.

According to the PPC, the fire was extinguished and the PPC is proceeding to a direct shipment of generator sets to Santorini, in order to restore the island’s electrification system and to address the problems caused by the fire as soon as possible.

The shipping process has already begun, in cooperation with the Ministries of National Defense, of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, while at the same time, according to a PPC announcement, reparation for damage caused by the fire to the power plant have already started. The fire was caused by a sudden damage in one of the power production engines. When electricity is restored, the causes of the fire will be investigated.

Greece’s power network administrator through an announcement expressed its regret for inconveniencing consumers and stated that every possible effort is being made to gradually restore power to the Aegean Sea island as soon as possible.

The blackout in Santorini has been made known globally through the international press. Through the photos of the impressive Santorini, the publication of the British Guardian, the Italian news agency Railnews, the American networks ABC and Foxnews as well as the website of Singapore, straitstimes.com, the blackout traveled beyond the narrow and picturesque streets of the enchanting island of the Cyclades.


  • Dean Plassaras

    That’s a shame to power our islands with dirty mazut. Go renewables + subsea electric cables. Especially this island Santorini ought to be 100% Geothermal.