New energy communities framework to aid financing, loans

The energy ministry is working on a draft bill to completely reform the regulatory framework governing energy communities as part of a wider effort promoting RES growth in Greece.

The revisions will seek to align the country’s existing regulatory framework for energy communities with the respective EU framework through the adoption of a series of EU directives and also lift a number of obstacles and resolve problems that have arisen since its implementation in 2018.

These revisions will also aim to resolve the inability of energy communities to participate in financing support programs and help them overcome difficulties encountered when seeking to qualify for bank loans.