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Greece, records over 47% renewables energy production in 2022!

The share of electricity demand in Greece covered from renewable sources climbed to a record 47.1% in the first ten months of the year!

Net imports covered 6.6%, the least since 2013. In October alone, demand was 9% lower than in the same month of 2021.

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Electricity production from renewables including large hydropower plants amounted to 20.2 GWh in the ten months through October, according to data released by Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator – Admie

Renewables, including large hydro met 47.1% of demand in the first ten months or five percentage points more year over year. The share of net imports was 6.6%, the lowest level since 2013. Total demand tumbled 9% in October on an annual basis. At 3.65 GWh

  • The share of lignite in power demand climbed only slightly in October on an annual basis

Green energy’s share and total output surged despite a decline in the large hydro segment, caused by drought. Lignite accounted for 10.9% from January through October, just 0.4 points more than in the same period of 2021.

Renewables excluding large hydro are largest electricity source from January 1

Renewables without large hydro achieved the highest percentage increase (18.4%) in production, to 16.7 GWh, beating gas for the first time and becoming the largest source.

Monthly production from renewables was the second-highest so far, trailing the record from July.

On October 7, the demand in Greece’s electric power system was covered 100% from renewable energy sources for at least five hours for the first time.