Greece fully supplied by renewables for the first time
Post date: 11/10/2022 - 16:32
Greek independent transmission system operator IPTO S.A. has announced that the country’s electricity demand was met exclusively by renewables for at least five hours last Friday (Oct. 7). At 8 a.m. GTM, a peak of 3,106 megawatts of renewable energy capacity was reached. A spokesperson for IPTO confirmed to PHOTON that this was a first for Greece. However, lignite-fired power plants were not shut down, but the electricity was sold abroad.
Such situations, however, are to be expected more and more frequently in the future; already on Sunday, there was again a temporary full supply from renewable energies. In the first eight months of this year, solar and wind power accounted for 37.5 percent of the electricity supply in Greece, while large-scale hydropower provided another 8.6 percent.