Italy’s Edison seeking to become ‘key player in Greece’

Edison is committed to Greece’s electricity market and will strive to become a key player in the local market, the Italian energy company’s executive vice president, Roberto Poti, told an Economist energy conference in Athens today.

Poti noted that Greece needs to make the most of opportunities and establish itself as a European energy hub, adding that “we want to help Greece reach its energy and geopolitical objectives,” alluding to the government’s declared multi-dimensional energy policy aspirations for the country, which include support for all prospective natural gas pipelines headed towards Greece.

The Italian company official said Edison’s market involvement in Greece is significant, adding that “we want to expand our presence.”

The Edison official called for a market open to competition with a balanced inflow of players, warning that market irregularities would not attract new entries.