Greece: In 2022 first offshore wind auction

, SEE Energy News

According to new regulatory framework for wind farms, the first RES auction for offshore wind capacity could be held in the first half of 2022, this was shown in a study performed by the Greek Wind Energy Association ELETAEN.

According to the study, the development of related electricity networks, or preparation of a central plan for basic network hubs and the role of electricity transmission system operator ADMIE, are crucial factors in the overall effort. The study concludes that offshore wind auctions should concurrently offer investors producer certificates, finalized connection terms, and sea-area concession rights.

The investors have already expressed solid interest in the development of offshore wind farms in Greece. For example, Norwegian Equinor has expressed interest for the development of offshore wind farms, as floating wind turbines due to deep waters, in the Cyclades region between the Greek islands Tinos, Syros and Mykonos. Danish Copenhagen Offshore Partners, one of the biggest enterprises in the offshore wind farm sector, also expressed its interest in the Greek RES market.