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.