July 18 (Renewables Now) - Greece had a total of 3,023 MW of installed wind power at the end of June, according to the latest statistics report from the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA/ELETAEN).
The turbine that helped Greece reach the 3-GW territory is an ENERCON E-70 E4 2300kW unit installed at a wind farm in Trikorfo on May 20.
The association said Tuesday that crossing the 3-GW mark was remarkable given the complex and difficult regulatory environment.
During the first half of the year, 107 new wind turbines were connected to the grid adding up to 198 MW of capacity. Wind turbines supplied by Germany’s Enercon GmbH were the top choice, followed by those made by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) and GE Renewable Energy.
Looking at the country's cumulative capacity, Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) is the preferred turbine supplier with a total of 1,499.3 MW of machines installed giving it a 49.6% market share.
Greek renewable power company Terna Energy SA (ATH:TENERGY) leads the power producer list with 554.1 MW of wind installed. Local construction group Ellaktor SA (ATH:ELLAKTOR) takes the second place with 292 MW, followed by Iberdrola Rokas with 250.7 MW.
Central Greece is currently the region with the most turbines with capacity sitting at 1,017 MW. The next two are Peloponnese with 556 MW and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace with 416 MW of installed wind power.