In the next 3-4 years, Greece will be able to cover, almost, its daily needs from RES


“The current energy crisis is an opportunity for Greece, as it is now cheap renewable energy sourcesso if Greece runs, in the next three to four years it will be able, almost, to meet its daily needs from renewable sourceswhile it can also be present in the production of hydrogen and in addition it can become an exporter and distributor of energy “.

This was underlined, among other things, by the Minister of Development and Investment ‘Adonis Georgiades in the context of the work of the 10th conference Athens Energy Dialogues.

For his part, the Deputy Minister of Development and Investment, Nikos Papathanasisin his position, announced that there is a strong investment interest from companies dealing with cutting-edge technologies for the areas of Fair Development Transition.

The Minister noted in his speech that, in general, the energy sector in the next decade will be different and made special reference to the opportunity presented for investments in RESas the energy crisis accelerates developments in this area.

As he noted, no society can afford these energy prices so everyone will do whatever can relieve the consumer, but this will be done in a way that companies are not destroyed. But, he stressed that, at the same time, the situation is suitable for investments in RES and the bet for the Greek government is not whether there will continue to be strong interest, but how many licenses the network will be able to approve and respond to the new conditions.

“There will be investments and we are working to be ready to welcome themAs he said.

He added that a year ago no one could have predicted what would happen, both in terms of energy and in the context of the sharp fall of the euro in relation to the dollarwhile, now, there has been a reduction in tax revenues due to the reduction of consumption.

“The consumer is under pressure and this can be seen in the consumption, but, already, we have taken a series of measures with a significant budgetary burden,” said Mr. Papathanasis and noted that other actions are being prepared such as that “the replacement program for air conditioners will begin in the coming weeks. and refrigerators “, while the process for further simplification of licensing continues and at the same time the procedures for the special program in the NSRF, which concerns self-production and self-consumption for the medium and small industry, are progressing. The needs will not be met 100%, the minister added, as a battery is needed and this is an expensive investment, but, at least, savings will be achieved during the day and finally stressed the importance of renewing the network quickly.

Great interest in investing in de-ligation areas from high-tech companies

“The only way to protect the environment and cheap energy is to use RES,” said Deputy Minister of Development and Investment Nikos Papathanasis at the same conference.

Mr. Papathanasis underlined the value of reminding that until 2019 nothing had been done – except the signing of a ministerial decision – for the areas of de-ligation and Fair Development Transition, while today, as he noted, a complete network of actions is being implemented.

According to the minister, since 2019 an intermediate transitional program has been run, the program of the Fair Development Transition has been planned, the regional investment map has been changed, tools have been included in the development law, tools are provided through large strategic investments, funds are foreseen in the new NSRF “and is the first program approved by the EU”, as he stressed.

Finally, as he noted, “we will be measured in terms of unemployment with a state and a state that turned its attention to a problem by giving the framework and actions for the necessary mobility, as a result of which there has already been great interest in investing in demilitarization areas mainly by state-of-the-art enterprises. In this context, there is consultation with the university community about the new specialties needed in the future to keep employees in these areas. “


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