PRESS RELEASE issued by Hellenic Wind Energy Association
- Wind capacity reached 4,681.4 MW
- Total wind investments over 230 million euro connected to grid in 2022
- Annual development at 5.2% – Reduced compared to 2021
- Average hourly penetration of wind capacity reaches 83.4%
4,681.4 MW was the total wind capacity in Greece by the end of 2022. This results from the annual Wind Energy Statistics announced by Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA).
Based on the Statistics, 68 new wind turbines of 230 MW have produced power corresponding to over 230 million euro invested. This is an increase of 5.2% compared to the end of 2021. This positive development rate is slightly reduced compared to the performance of the sector in 2021, mainly due to the increased bureaucracy and the administrative hurdles.
During 2022, the Greek Interconnection System responded without difficulties in the following large penetrations:
- The greater hourly penetration of wind capacity was 83.4% and was observed on Monday 21/11/2022 (2:00 AM – 3:00 AM)
- Total amount of 2,138 hours, the penetration of wind capacity was over 30%
- Total amount of 4,192 hours, the penetration of RES variables was over 30% and for 1,601 hours it was over 50%
- Total hourly RES penetration was more than 100% of the demand for 31 hours in 2022.
By the end of 2022, over 840 MW of new wind parks were under construction, most of which is expected to be connected to the grid within the next 18 months. Furthermore, 450 MW are in the certification phase or about to start their construction. As a result, the total wind capacity will reach 6 GW within the next three years.
In Regions level, Central Greece (Sterea Hellas) remains at the top of wind installations since it hosts 1,872 MW (40%), followed by Peloponnese with 639 ΜW (14%), and East Macedonia – Thrace with 534 MW (11%).