Local authorities are expected to have approved specific small-scale wind turbine models with capacities of up to 60 KW by the end of the year, paving the way for the market entry of endorsed models shortly afterwards, sector players anticipate.
Individuals interested in installing small-scale wind turbines are expected to be able to start lodging their connection-term applications to distribution network operator DEDDIE/HEDNO by early 2022.
Specific small-scale wind turbine models will need to be certified by KAPE/CRES, Greece’s Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving as a condition for market entry. Many firms appear set to apply for KAPE/CRES certificates concerning various small-scale models.
The certification requirement for small-scale wind turbine models was included in a ministerial decision delivered last July, leading to the legislation of a licensing procedure covering installation and connection of such units.
The energy ministry has permitted a modest capacity for this RES technology. Individuals will be able to install small-scale wind turbine models for net metering, virtual net metering, as well as the sale of output to the network through fixed-tariff agreements whose price levels were determined by a ministerial decision in March, 2020.
This ministerial decision added small-scale wind turbines to RES unit categories for fixed tariff remuneration, at a price level of 157 euros per MWh for the technology.
This price level will be reduced by 3 euros for every 4 MW of small-scale wind turbines installed in Greece. Also, sale agreements will be suspended once this technology’s installed capacity has reached 20 MW.