Ministry approves €17.6m fee for RES area households

Energy Minister Panos Skourletis has signed a decision approving the distribution of fees provided by renewable energy producers, totalling 17.6 million euros, for households in municipalities and communities where RES facilities operate.

The decision, covering the period between 2010 and 2014 for locations hosting wind energy and small-scale hydropower facilities, settles a long-standing and justified claim by local communities, the ministry announced in a statement.

The amount, provided by RES producers and withheld by LAGIE, the Electricity Market Operator, and HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, will be made available to entitled households through electricity bills.