Policy in Greece


Updated: 17.01.2019

Author: Georgios Maroulis

Summary of policies

A database of PV installers and RES professionals (including RES installers) was developed and updated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES). The introduction of new energy efficiency standards promotes, or even imposes the installation of RES in new buildings and in public buildings. Apart from that, incentives are offered for the installation of RES in existing buildings. In addition, Greece is supporting RD&D activities.


Solar thermal, geothermal, CHP, wind

Statutory provisions

  • Law No. 3661/2008 (Measures to Reduce Energy Consumption in Buildings)
  • KENAK (Energy Performance of Buildings Regulation)
  • Law No. 4122/2013 (Energy Performance of Buildings- Transposition of Directive 2010/31/EU)
  • Law No. 4342/2015 (Pension arrangements, transposition of EU Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Communities Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC, as it was amended by Council Directive 2013/12/EU of 13 May 2013 “adapting Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia” and other provisions)


Further information

  • Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας - Ministry of Environment and Energy (YPEN- MEE)
  • +30 210 6965 902
  • Ministry website
  • Υπουργείο Οικονομικών - Ministry of Finance (YPOIK)
  • +30 210 337 5000
  • YPOIK 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