Greece Wind Energy Market on the Rise

Greece’s wind energy sector showed signs of investment recovery during the second half of 2013, despite the adverse conditions, the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (ELETAEN) said on Thursday.

At regional level , central Greece remains on top of wind installations, it said.

Total net wind power installed between June-December 2013 was 71,15 MW, nearly twice the power of the previous six-month period (44,05 MW) and seven times the strength of the corresponding period of 2012 (10,35 MW).

This means wind energy market grew 7.93 percent in the last half of 2013, while annual growth was 7.05 percent. Total wind power was estimated at 1864,6 MW at the end of 2013 .

Electricite de France SA was the biggest producer of wind energy in Greece in 2013, accounting for 322.8 MW or 17 percent of total production, according to the association. Terna Energy SA (TENERGY) was the second-largest producer with 277.4 MW and Iberdrola Renovables SA’s Greek unit, Rokas Renewables, was third with 250.7 MW.

Enel Green Power SpA and Ellaktor made up the rest of the top five producers. Vestas Wind Systems (VWS) A/S accounted for 49 percent of wind turbines installed in Greece in 2013 and Enercon GmbH for 24 percent.