A new adequacy report and a new market reform plan, two conditions set by the European Commission for Greece’s adoption of a strategic reserve mechanism, have been discussed during an online meeting between RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, power grid operator IPTO, and the energy ministry.
The European Commission’s Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, also Brussel’s Commissioner for Competition, during a preceding meeting, earlier last week, with energy minister Kostas Skrekas, called for a new adequacy report, in other words, an updated study proving the country’s need for a strategic reserve mechanism to cover actual grid needs.
The Brussels official also requested a new market reform plan detailing reforms designed to intensify competition in the wholesale electricity market.
Pantelis Kapros, Professor of Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens, has been asked to contribute to this new market reform plan, sources informed.
Besides the strategic reserve mechanism, RAE, IPTO and energy ministry officials also discussed details on prospective power purchase agreements (PPAs) between industrial enterprises and RES producers.
Vestager, at her meeting with Skrekas, the energy minister, recommended that Greece follow the examples of PPA models adopted by other EU member states, such as Spain.