Environmental conditions for major Cretan project approved

The Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change offered its approval today of the environmental conditions for a major hybrid energy operation to be developed on Crete by Ydroeoliki Aegean SA, an EDF subsidiary.

The project, to produce electricity exclusively for the island, will include four wind parks with a total capacity of 90.1 MW, as well as a hydropower-storage unit with a 100 MW capacity. This latter plant will store, as hydraulic energy, power generated by wind farms during periods of excess electricity capacity on the island’s network and supply whenever it is deemed necessary.