Country Profile: Greece

athens.jpgStatus: August 2010

The Greek energy mix is heavily dependent on imports, in particular oil and increasingly also natural gas. Final energy consumption has increased by 39 per cent since 1990 and the share of renewable energy sources in primary energy supply is very close to the EU-27 average. Greece has a significant amount of installed wind capacity. For further information [link 1].

Delivery of energy efficiency and demand side management (DSM) priorities in the Greece is undertaken by a small number of agencies from the state authorities and large utilities (mainly PPC) [link 2]. Only a small number of intermediaries, NGOs and private companies have been active in the field of demand-side management and energy efficiency. The main institution responsible for the promotion of energy efficiency and rational use of energy is the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) [link 3].