Grid expansion

Updated: 04.01.2019

Author: Georgios Maroulis

After the conclusion of a connection agreement, a plant operator is contractually entitled to the expansion of the grid by the grid operator if the expansion is necessary to satisfy his claim for connection (art. (84) (1), (2) LREM in conjunction with sections T 1.3.2. and T TDR 4.0).


Process flow

Grid expansion works will be carried out during the connection process.

Competent authority

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT), Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) Cyprus Transmission System Operator (DSM- TSO)

Enforcement of claims

The claim for the expansion of the grid arises at the date of the conclusion of the agreement. The connection offer, which, if accepted, forms the basis of the agreement, shall list the expansion works to be carried out by the grid operator (section T 1.3.2. TDR 4.0).


The contractual terms may specify deadlines for a possible expansion of the grid.

Regulatory incentives for grid expansion and innovation

There are no regulatory incentives for grid expansion and innovation.

Distribution of costs

Plant operator

The cost of an expansion of the grid to the required connection point is borne by the plant operator (ch. D DSM Decision 821/2012).

Grid operator

The cost of an expansion of the grid from the required connection point is borne by the grid operator (art. 35 (5) LPRES). CEA and the grid operator shall take appropriate measures to develop the infrastructure of transmission and distribution systems, in order to enable the safe and reliable operation of the electricity system in order to allow further development of electricity production from renewable sources (art. 35 (2) LPRES).

Distribution mechanism

The distribution of costs is based on objective criteria taking into consideration the interests of the plants operators firstly and the grid operator secondly (art.35 (7) LPRES).

Grid studies

10ετές Πρόγραμμα Ανάπτυξης Συστήματος Μεταφοράς 2017-2026 (Ten-Year Transmission System Development Plan 2017-2026).


Further information

  • Ρυθμιστική Αρχή Ενέργειας Κύπρου (ΡΑΕΚ) – Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA)
  • +357 22666363
  • CERA website
  • info(at)
  • Διαχειριστής Συστήματος Μεταφοράς Κύπρου (ΔΣΜ) DSM-TSO – Transmission system operator
  • +357 226 116 22
  • DSM website
  • info(at)

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