Net metering applications at 954 total since last year’s launch

A total of 954 net metering applications have been submitted by interested parties throughout Greece from May, 2015, when the program was launched for low-voltage PV power generation, to July this year, according to latest data provided by HELAPCO, the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies, locally acronymed SEF.

HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, followed up last year’s net metering launch for low-voltage PV producers by also making the offer available to medium-voltage PV producers late last October.

Net metering enables electricity consumers who generate their own power from an eligible on-site facility and deliver it to local distribution facilities to offset the electric energy provided by the utility during an applicable billing period.

Of the 954 net metering applications submitted, 307, or 32 percent, are now fully operational.

In terms of capacity, the applications made amount to 17.28 MW, while those operating have a 4.1 MW capacity.