A record 68% of Greece’s total electricity needs were met by renewable energy sources (RES) on April 2, Manos Manousakis, CEO of Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE), said at the 7th Delphi Economic Forum on Friday.
The continuous development of electrical infrastructures and the integration of new technologies into the country’s energy system, such as B. storage, are crucial factors for a deeper integration of RES, he stressed.
Production of RES in Greece will reach 29 gigawatts by 2030, he noted.
However, disruptions in supply chains and price increases for construction raw materials pose new challenges in the implementation of such investments.
However, Manousakis pointed out that Greece has one of the best performances in Europe in terms of absorption rates of new renewable energy sources.
Specifically, the capacity of renewable energy in operation today is 9 GW, the reserved margin for new projects is 10 GW, while applications submitted since early 2021 total another 19 GW. Regarding Greece’s international electricity connections, Manousakis pointed out that the tender for the new electricity connection with Bulgaria has been completed, while a second connection with Italy is being launched. “We contribute to the international connections with Cyprus and Egypt. At the same time, we are considering two new connections with Turkey and Albania, while we also plan to expand the existing connection with North Macedonia,” he concluded.