Alexandroupoli area offshore wind farm projects prioritized

Northeastern city Alexandroupoli’s prospective offshore wind farm projects holding old licenses, or which have submitted license applications, will be given priority as pilot-program area projects.

This area’s development of offshore wind farm projects will move ahead faster than projects at other offshore areas entering competitive procedures.

The energy ministry yesterday submitted a legislative revision establishing Alexandroupoli as a pilot area for offshore wind farm projects.

Covering an area south of the Evros region’s coastline and north-northeast of the island Samothrace, this pilot area will be able to host offshore wind projects with capacities of up to 600 MW.

In addition, a presidential decree defines – based on recommendations by the country’s offshore wind energy farm authority – other offshore wind farm installation areas and the capacities of projects they can host, set at a maximum of 200 MW.