Greece: Overall summary

Updated: 27.02.2017

Author: Georgios Maroulis

From 2017 electricity from renewable sources in Greece is promoted through a feed-in premium granted by participation in tenders. In December 2016, a pilot tender for PV only took place. Tenders are foreseen also for 2017. Feed-in tariffs are applicable only in specific cases, as the Feed-in Tariff scheme closed on 31 December 2015. In addition, a new tax regulation mechanism and subsidies are available under the 2016 Development Law along with a net metering scheme. Renewable energy sources for heating purposes profit from a new tax regulation mechanism and subsidies foreseen in the Development Law, as well as an income tax relief. The main incentive for renewable energy use in transport is a quota system. In addition, there are a new tax regulation mechanism and subsidies available under the Development Law.

Access of electricity from renewable energy sources to the grid shall be granted according to the principle of non-discrimination. With regard to the use of the grid renewable energy shall be given priority. Grid development in Greece follows a central planning procedure through the issue of Development Study of the Greek Transmission Grid 2017-2026 (DAP).

There is number of policies aiming at promoting the development, installation and use of RES installations.

More about support schemes More about grid issues More about policies
Greece

Further information

  • Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας - Ministry of Environment and Energy (YPEN- MEE)
  • +30 210 6965 902
  • Ministry website
  • Υπουργείο Οικονομίας, Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού - Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism
  • +30 210 3332000
  • Ministry website
  • Κέντρο Ανανεώσιμων Πηγών Ενέργειας και Εξοικονόμησης Ενέργειας - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) - energy agency
  • +30 210 660 33 00
  • CRES website
  • cres(at)cres.gr
  • Ελληνικός Σύνδεσμός Ηλεκτροπαραγωγών από Ανανεώσιμες Πηγές Ενέργειας (ΕΣΗΑΠΕ) - Greek Association of RES Electricity Producers (GAREP)
  • +30 210 958 10 13
  • GAREP website
  • info(at)hellasres.gr
  • Δημόσια Επιχείρηση Ηλεκτρισμού- Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) - electric utility company
  • Dimitris Venetidis
  • +30 210 523 77 18
  • PPC website
  • info(at)dei.com.gr
  • Ανεξάρτητος Διαχειριστής Μεταφοράς Ενέργειας- Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE)
  • +30-210-5192101
  • ADMIE website
  • Info(at)admie.gr
  • Λειτουργός Αγοράς Ηλεκτρικής Ενέργειας- Greek Electricity Market Operator (LAGIE)
  • +30-210-9466700
  • LAGIE website
  • info(at)lagie.gr
  • Διαχειριστής του Ελληνικού Δικτύου Διανομής Ηλεκτρικής Ενέργειας - Hellenic Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO)
  • +30 210 9281698
  • HEDNO website
  • infodeddie(at)deddie.gr
  • Υπουργείο Οικονομικών - Ministry of Finance (YPOIK)
  • +30 210 337 5000
  • YPOIK website