High-tech addition promises swifter PV payments

Payment procedures for low-voltage photovoltaic electricity producers throughout the mainland, as well as the islands, are expected to become far swifter with the installation of modems, enabling instant readings of monthly production amounts.

According to energypress sources, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, HEDNO – locally known as DEDDIE – is preparing to have the modems installed. This is a pending issue, as prospective producers had paid for modem installations as part of their initial connection packages.

Until now, producers have been paid deposit amounts, based on estimates, with full settlement for their production at latter dates. This has caused cash-flow problems for producers.

The Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers, SPEF, has taken the matter a step further and requested that production readings for low-voltage producers – meaning thousands of 100 KW operations – be published online by DEDDIE, as is the case for larger medium-voltage photovoltaic parks. The association supports that this process would allow low-voltage producers to cross-examine their own readings with those made by DEDDIE and spot discrepancies.