Greece brings online 260.5 MW of fresh wind in H1

The wind farm on the island of Agios Georgios in Greece. Source: Terna Energy SA

July 23 (Renewables Now) - Greece added 260.5-MW of wind turbine capacity in the first half of 2021, registering a 6.3% increase from end-2020, the Hellenic Scientific Association of Wind Energy (ELETAEN) said on Thursday.

After connecting to the grid 97 new turbines, representing a total investment of some EUR 260 million, the country lifted its cumulative installed wind power generation capacity to 4,374 MW. The bulk of this, totalling 1,775 MW, is located in Central Greece, followed by Peloponnese and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace with 619 MW and 490 MW, respectively. Greek renewable power producer Terna Energy (ATH:TENERGY) is the largest owner in terms of installed capacity, with 702.8 MW of plants in operation.

The first-half installations were brought online by more than 12 business groups. By turbine manufacturer, machines by Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems were the most preferred choice, accounting for 105.2 MW of the total.

Greece had more than 550 MW of wind parks under construction at the end of June. Most of those plants are due to be commissioned within the next 18 months.

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