Wind-energy capacity up 171.8 MW in 2015, despite problems

A total of 171.8 MW in new wind-energy facilities was installed in 2015, while the year ended with 210.7 MW of wind energy parks under construction, latest data released by ELETAEN, the Greek Wind Energy Association, has shown.

A total wind-energy capacity of 2,150.8 MW was either in commercial use or being tested in 2015, up by 8.7 percent compared to the previous year, the ELETAEN figures showed.

Wind-energy capacity on the non-interconnected islands represented 322.6 MW of this total, while facilities linked to the grid made up the other 1,828.2 MW of the 2,150.8 MW total.

Looked at regionally, the country’s mainland ranked first in wind-energy capacity for 2015 with 681.8 MW (31.7%), followed by the Peloponnese, where the capacity amounted to 414.3 MW (19.3%) and eastern Macedonia-Thrace, with 298.65 MW (13.9%).

EDF EN Hellas added 43.8 MW to Greece’s wind-energy capacity in 2015, the EREN Group contributed with 42 MW, Ell. Tech Anemos (Ellaktor) with 36.1 MW, PROTERGIA with 27 MW and TERNA ENERGY with 10 MW.

As for the country’s overall wind-energy capacity rankings, TERNA ENERGY ended 2015 in first place with 369.6 MW (17.2%), followed by EDF, which maintained 358 MW (16.6%), Iberdrola Rokas with 250.7 MW (11.7%), ENEL Green Power with 200.5 MW (9.3%), and Ell. Tech Anemos (Ellaktor) with 199 MW (9.3%).