Greece

Greece is implementing comprehensive energy sector reforms to foster competitive energy markets, create opportunities for investors, support the transformation of the energy system and provide sustainable outcomes for the environment and Greek society.

Greece

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Key recommendations, 2017

  • Develop an integrated national energy and climate policy framework

    Through this framework, facilitate energy system transformation in a recovering economy while advancing market reforms and setting ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency targets.

  • Implement gas and power sector reforms

    Further prioritise implementation of gas and power sector reforms to support the creation of competitive and financially viable markets that provide energy at least cost and promote energy security.

  • Actively pursue the interconnection of non-interconnected islands

    Pursue the interconnection of non-interconnected islands with the mainland transmission system to use their strong renewable energy potential. This would achieve multiple energy policy objectives including meeting environmental and climate goals and enhancing energy security.

  • Pursue efforts in terms of energy efficiency

    Pursue the implementation of ambitious energy efficiency policies, drawing on the evaluation of outcomes from past and current measures, and introduce a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis based on projections and forecasts.

  • Strengthen the capacity of policy makers

    Ensure regulators' capacity to carry out reform and oversight, and ensure sufficient staff strength.

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