New wind power farms with a total energy capacity of 252.5 MW and a total investment of 260 million euros were connected to the country’s electricity grid in the first half of 2023, Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA) said in a report.
More specifically, 77 wind turbines went into operation, raising wind energy capacity by 5.4% in comparison with the end of 2022, with total wind energy connected to the grid reaching 5 GW (4.935 MW). HWEA noted that more wind turbines were connected in the first half of 2023 than in the whole of 2022, as the industry accelerated completion of projects. During the same period, wind energy farms with an energy capacity of more than 600MW have been contracted or were under construction or due to be connected to the grid in the next 12 months, while another 450 MW were currently in the process of contract signing and another 400MW in the stage of tender. All these could increase total wind energy capacity to 6.5 GW in the next three years.
Central Greece remained at the top, with a wind energy capacity of 2,110 MW (43% market shares), followed by the Peloponnese (639 MW or 13%) and Eastern Macedonia-Thrace (534 MW or 11%).
The top five players in the industry are: Terna Energy (930 MW or 18.9% market share), MORE (706MW or 14.3%), Iberdrola Rokas (409MW or 8.3%), ENEL Green Power (368MW or 7.5%) and EREN (250MW or 5.1%).