Monday, 19 July 2021
Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) has received grid-connection applications for 4.5 GW of renewable energy capacity and combined heat and power (CHP) projects, it announced last Friday.
All proposals concern new capacity in lignite-dependent areas where coal is being phased out as part of the country’s decarbonisation efforts. The regions of Eastern Macedonia and Megalopoli, Peloponnese, are Greece’s main suppliers of lignite resources and will be the most affected by the plan.
The overall capacity includes 96 applications for projects totalling 4.5 GW. Of these, 92 are PV projects, 2 are wind-energy projects, one is a combined PV and wind energy project, while the remaining application is for a small-scale hydropower station. A full list of the proposals is available on IPTO’s website.
PPC Renewables, a unit of Greek utility PPC SA, is seeking to connect roughly 1.9 GW of new renewable generation capacity in Kozani and Florina, Western Macedonia through 19 projects. Among its proposals is a 550-MW solar park in Ptolemaida, Kozani.