Power utility PPC is considering renewable energy joint venture proposals by over ten companies, domestic and foreign.
The pool of firms interested in doing business with PPC includes Germany’s RWE, Italian companies such as Enel, French enterprises associated with the Greek power utility in the past, among them EDF, scores of Chinese companies, as was confirmed at a Shanghai forum early November, as well as numerous Greek companies.
PPC’s involvement in RES joint ventures will have an important place in the power utility’s new business plan, to be announced within the next 10 to 15 days, energy minister Costis Hatzidakis told a National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) event yesterday.
The forthcoming business plan will officially signal the Greek power utility’s turn to the renewable energy sector, listing specific objectives.
Any partnership announcements should not be expected before the business plan’s presentation.
Plans for a PPC bond issue to finance the company’s expansion into the renewable energy sector are also in the making.
PPC’s favorable corporate image in Greece’s provincial areas, where renewable energy investments will be made, is a key factor drawing both local and foreign RES players towards prospective partnerships with the Greek power utility.