PPC Renewables, through a consultation procedure, has requested RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, to include planned geothermal units in its RES development plan for the non-interconnected islands Lesvos, Milos, Kimolos and Nisyros.
PPC Renewables called for the installation of geothermal stations with a capacity of 8 MW on Lesvos, which would fully cover capacity planned through biomass-biogas stations, difficult to develop on islands, as well part of the capacity that had been planned through hybrid stations.
In addition, PPC Renewables has requested a geothermal unit of at least 5 MW for Milos and Kimolos, as well as a geothermal unit with a 5-MW on Nisyros.
According to the National Energy and Climate Plan, geothermal units offering a total capacity of approximately 100 MW are envisioned for installation and operation by 2030. The aforementioned islands, offering geothermal potential, are expected to partially cover this geothermal capacity.
PPC Renewables plans to begin developing geothermal stations on Lesvos and Milos within the next two years.