Greece’s long-term energy planning will be presented to the EU by the spring of 2018, stressed Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis addressing an event held by the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), within the scope of the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair. Mr. Stathakis also stated that the energy mix is already being restructured, so that the part of lignite is reduced.
Under this restructuring, renewable energy sources projects amounting to 2 billion euros have been approved, while lignite will be partially replaced by natural gas in the energy mix, added the Greek Minister. This choice is based on important projects currently under development, such as the construction of the TAP pipeline, the pipelines interconnecting Greece – Bulgaria and Serbia – Bulgaria, as well as the floating liquefied natural gas unit in Alexandroupoli.
Translation: Eleni Gogou