RES level at 19% of non-interconnected island needs in March

Renewable energy source (RES) production on the country’s non-interconnected islands reached 19 percent of their total electricity production in March, according to a bulleting released by HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, locally acronymed DEDDIE.

Conventional production covered 81 percent of local electricity needs on these islands in March. Wind-energy facilities covered a 15 percent of power requirements on non-interconnected islands, and photovoltaic systems a further 4 percent, HEDNO noted.

Total installed RES capacity on the islands remained steady in March, compared to the previous month, at 452.12 MW. Photovoltaic systems made up 135.92 MW of the total figure, wind-energy facilities covered 315.90 MW, and hydropower facilities 0.30 MW.

The largest number of RES facilities on non-interconnected islands has been installed on Crete, their total capacity reaching 272.95 MW, followed by Rhodes (67.31 MW) and Kos-Kalymnos (23.98 MW).