RAE needs to decide on most appropriate RES mix for 2020 target

Local energy authorities are examining various renewable energy production options whose adoption, as part of an overall energy plan, could help the country achieve binding RES targets set for 2020.

According to European Commission estimates, an additional 2,200 to 2,700 MW capacity of RES systems needs to be installed if Greece is to reach the targets set.

Although such challenges usually turn the attention to solar and wind renewable energy systems, other less conventional RES technologies will also need to be considered if the target figures are to be reached.

Options to be pursued will need to ensure the lowest possible costs for consumers while also minimizing the burden on the RES special account.

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, is currently exploring various RES technology options and their potential in an effort to map out the most appropriate RES mix to be pursued.