Moving on from his participation at this year’s Greek-themed Capital Link Forum in New York, deputy energy minister Gerassimos Thomas will be in Berlin Thursday for the third round of a Greek-German Action Plan on Bilateral Cooperation.
Greek and German officials will have an opportunity to discuss ensuing steps for energy-sector projects.
Germany’s energy minister is already familiar with Greece’s new National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), presented by the Greek energy deputy last week at an EU council of energy ministers.
The Greek government has already shown an interest to utilize German decarbonization know-how following the fellow EU member state’s initiatives taken in this domain. The matter was discussed in October by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the head of RWE.
Germany’s investment interest, consistently firm, has grown even stronger following the Greek government’s recent announcement of a plan aiming for a swifter withdrawal of power utility PPC’s coal generators.
Bilateral energy-sector cooperation was also keenly discussed at a Berlin meeting in August between the Greek leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Strong German interest exists for all of Greece’s forthcoming energy-sector privatizations. E.on, for example, is among the firms interested in a sale, announced yesterday, offering 100 percent of DEPA Infrastructure, a new entity that has emerged from a split at gas utility DEPA.