Last week was a first in Greece, and no coal-based electricity was used in the national electricity grid for a week.
Last week was the first time in Greece and no electricity produced from coal was used in the national electricity grid for a week.
According to the latest electricity market analysis published by the South Eastern European Energy Institute IENE, no electricity generated from coal was included in the national electricity grid system last week. In his analysis, IENE stated that the production costs of coal fired power plants are quite high and they are far from being competitive, and that coal remained outside the country’s electricity delivery program in the 19th week of the year.
Last week, 40 percent of the electricity need of Greece was supplied from natural gas fired power plants, 33 percent from wind, 5 percent from hydroelectric power plants. The remaining 22 percent were imported.