Big auction capacity boost planned for RES projects with energy storage

The energy ministry plans to greatly boost capacities offered at auctions for RES projects with energy storage systems from 200 MW to 1 GW as part of its effort to strengthen the role played by RES units with behind-the-meter storage in mitigating local grid-congestion problems.

This revision will require approval from the Directorate-General for Competition. In preparation, the energy ministry is already engaged in related talks with the Brussels authority.

These talks are believed to have progressed but work still needs to be done before the Greek side can send a formal request to Brussels.

The energy ministry is confident that renewable energy systems with storage units can significantly contribute to optimal use of available electrical capacity and, as a result, increase green energy’s share of the energy mix.