Wind Energy in Greece

greece.pngIn 2016, Greece had its second best year for wind energy. The country installed 238.55 MW of new wind power capacity. According to the Greek Wind Power Energy Association (ELETAEN), this 8.7% increase brings the total installed wind capacity to 2,374.3 MW.

The electrical output from wind generation in Greece totaled 4.3 TWh and wind generation as a percent of the national electric demand was approximately 8.4%.

At the close of 2016, a total of 179 wind farms were operating in Greece. Greek wind energy still needs to increase significantly in order to reach the target of 7,500 MW by 2020 set by the National Renewable Energy Action Plan.