Greece is expected to hold its first tenders for offshore wind power capacity in 2027 and offer six zones for deployment, Energypress reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed government officials.
The competitive rounds will most likely target areas off the islands of Crete, Gyaros, Rhodes and Evia, according to the sources. The development of those areas are expected to contribute to the country’s efforts to have 1.9 GW of offshore turbines in operation by the end of the decade, a goal that was recently revised from a previous target of 2.7 GW.
Due to the specifics of the seabed areas, five of the areas will host floating wind turbines, while a zone off northeastern Crete will be able to accommodate fixed-foundation turbines.
Earlier this month, Greece released a draft version of its long-term offshore wind energy development programme, designating 25 areas that could enable the addition of at least 12.4 GW of offshore turbines. Up to 2030-2032, around 4.9 GW of wind farms are set to be installed within 10 of the zones.
Greece adopted its first offshore wind law in the summer of 2022.
Source : Renewables Now