Skourletis signs ministerial decision for hybrid stations on islands

A ministerial decision specifying terms and conditions for the sale of electricity by hybrid power stations to non-interconected island networks has been signed by the outgoing Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panos Skourletis, just prior to his departure from the post. Skourletis’s ruling Syriza party resigned recently and called early elections in search of a fresh four-year mandate.

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, had delivered a proposal for this ministerial decision concerning hybrid power stations – which combine multiple sources to deliver non-intermittent electricity – at the end of 2014.

However, like many other pending energy-sector issues, the initiative ended up being bogged down during the tenure of Skourletis’s predecessor Panayiotis Lafazanis, who was replaced from the energy ministry’s helm a little over a month ago before eventually abandoning the Syriza party to form his newly established Popular Unity party.

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