Greece: Overall summary

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.

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