Journalist

Harry Aposporis

Greece directs EUR 50 million for small business transition in lignite regions

Greece earmarks EUR 50 million for small business transition in lignite regions

15 May 2024 - Western Macedonia and Megalopolis are the two traditional lignite regions of Greece. They are greening the local economy.

Greece launches first auction for Guarantees of Origin

Greece schedules first auction for guarantees of origin

06 May 2024 - The Greek renewable market operator, DAPEEP, said the country's first auction for guarantees of origin would take place on June 26

IPTO suspends all electricity imports until May 7 to protect the Greek system

Greece suspends electricity imports until May 7 to protect system

03 May 2024 - The Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) has announced the suspension of all electricity imports during the hours around noon

Renewable energy curtailments already surpassed 2023 levels in Greece

Renewable energy curtailments already surpassed 2023 levels in Greece

30 April 2024 - An unusually hot spring has weakened electricity demand and prices in Greece, while also increasing curtailments

Record low power prices and curtailments threaten renewable investments in Greece, Spain

Curtailments, record-low power prices threaten renewables investments in Greece, Spain

20 April 2024 - Renewable energy developers have underestimated the effects of curtailments and low wholesale prices

New law in Greece introduces increased curtailments, rules for future auctions, Apollo self consumption program

New law in Greece to increase curtailments, regulate auctions, roll out Apollo self-consumption program

08 April 2024 - Several big changes are introduced in the Greek energy market through a new bill of law submitted by the relevant ministry

Greece makes big u-turn on energy policy and climate ambition

Greece makes U-turn on energy policy, climate ambition

02 April 2024 - Greece is expected to again revise its National Climate and Energy Plan (NECP) before submitting the final version

Greece ranks first in Europe in number of citizen energy communities

Greece ranks first in Europe in number of citizen energy communities

29 March 2024 - Greece holds the first place in the number of citizen energy communities, according to a new report by CEER

Athenean Energy Coalition aims to reduce energy cost through renewables

Athenean Energy Coalition aims to reduce energy costs with renewables

21 March 2024 - Eight municipalities in Attica founded the so-called Athenean Energy Coalition to provide cheaper energy to their citizens

Day of reckoning is coming for Greek renewables market - Demand unable to keep up with production

Day of reckoning coming for Greek renewables market – demand unable to keep up with production

08 March 2024 - Worrying signs have appeared in the vibrant Greek renewables market, threatening its future growth, according to local bodies

Green Aegean, North-South Balkan Corridor to be completed by mid 2030s

Green Aegean, North-South Balkan Corridor to be completed by mid 2030s

05 March 2024 - A few months after the Greek government started pushing for the Green Aegean Interconnector, ENTSO-E, published the route of the project

Greece, Bulgaria offer best returns on battery investments in Europe

Greece, Bulgaria offer best returns on battery investments in Europe

27 February 2024 - Investments in battery storage offer the opportunity for profitable energy arbitrage, according to Rystad Energy

11 projects selected in Greece’s second energy storage auction

11 projects selected in Greece’s second energy storage auction

15 February 2024 - Seven companies have won support for 11 standalone battery projects at Greece's second energy storage auction

Western Macedonia turns to PV and heat pumps to replace district heating

Greece’s coal region turns to PV, heat pumps for district heating

05 February 2024 - Closing lignite power plants in the coal regions of Western Macedonia and Megalopolis in Greece implies a big change in their economic model

Mitsotakis announces solar buildup to help Greek farmers reduce energy cost

Mitsotakis unveils solar buildup to lower Greek farmers’ energy costs

02 February 2024 - The Greek government was forced under public pressure to roll out measures to reduce farmers' energy costs

PPC to increase renewables to 65% by 2026 based on new three year plan

PPC targets renewables share of 65% by 2026 in new three-year plan

23 January 2024 - PPC is preparing projects and products and an expansion to other markets to lift its annual EBITDA to EUR 3 billion by 2030

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