RES auctions for hybrid units on non-interconnected islands in 2022

Details for RES auctions concerning hybrid power stations at the country’s 47 non-interconnected islands are expected to be finalized within the first few weeks of the new year by sector officials.

The European Commission has approved support for hybrid power stations producing and storing electricity through wind energy facilities and solar parks.

Following Brussels’ approval, the energy ministry’s secretary-general Alexandra Sdoukou, RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, and DEDDIE/HEDNO, the distribution network operator, will now finalize auction terms for such facilities, as well as the capacities of projects eligible for these tariffs.

The intention, at present, is to launch this category of RES auctions in 2022 to help the 47 non-interconnected islands using high-cost, high-polluting diesel-run generators achieve energy self-sufficiency through eco-friendly means.