Greece: Summary

Updated: 27.02.2017

Author: Georgios Maroulis

Support schemes

From 2017 electricity from renewable sources in Greece is promoted through a feed-in premium granted by participation in “technology specific” 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 (FiT) scheme closed on 31 December 2015. Apart from that, renewable energy sources (RES) are eligible for a net metering scheme, mainly for PV and small wind power plants. In addition, a tax regulation mechanism and a subsidy scheme are available under the new Development Law.

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Grid issues

The grid operator is obliged to connect renewable energy plants to the grid. Furthermore, the grid operator is obliged to purchase electricity from renewable sources. The connection contract, signed between the grid operator, the plant operator and Public Power Corporation (PPC), as the owner of the grid, must state that the grid operator is obliged to carry out the necessary grid development works.

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Policies

In accordance with European legislation, Greece has adopted a number of provisions, which mainly address energy efficiency in buildings. Apart from that, there are a number of national programmes whose primary aim is to promote energy efficiency through the use of RES in public or private buildings but which also provide funding for RD&D activities.

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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