New "Save" programs that will be addressed to households, businesses as well as public buildings will be announced in 2021, said the Secretary General of Energy and Natural Resources of RIS Alexandra Sdoukou, speaking yesterday at the Athens Energy Dialogues conference
Citing recent IEA statistics, he commented that although investment in energy fell by 20% inside 2020, Investments in RES and energy efficiency have shown resilience in contrast to the most affected fossil fuel sector.
The energy transition, he added, will be realized with the efficient use of energy highlighting -at this level- the role to be played by the key areas of building stock upgrades and Transportation.
In everything,With regard to e-mobility, he referred to the initiatives taken by the government to mobilize and develop the necessary charging infrastructure.. "We want to facilitate investment," he said, giving as an example the emblematic project of de-ligation in which a "shining field of glory" is opened with the resources that are to be disbursed soon.
Mrs.. Sdoukou did, also reason, for investments of the order of 3,5 billion. euro for energy networks over a decade, which are translated in 400 million. euro cat’ year), involving the development of gas infrastructure, intelligent electricity networks, interconnections of all islands up to 2030 as well as new interconnection projects with neighboring countries.
For the "plots" (that is, the areas to be explored for hydrocarbons) of Crete, stressed that the issue is under consideration while every effort is being made, commenting that the "issue remains alive".
At the same conference, the president and CEO of DAPEEP Giannis Giarentis referring to market malfunctions, stressed that the target model came four years late and the effort made in the last year allowed us to win the bet and finally have the operation of the market based on the European model from 1 November.
"Unfortunately, we entered normal operations without being given the time to do the test operation. (dry runs) for the balancing market. This had a painful consequence, which translated into large burdens of ELAPE, from balancing costs ", he said.
The president and CEO of DAPEEP expressed the belief that both the Regulatory Authority and the State should consider not only the correction of the problem, but also to intervene retroactively.
He also warned that his charge ΕΛΑΠΕ from the increased costs of the balancing market poses risks for the viability of the Special Account and added that there should be regulatory intervention, in order not to create a problem and to preserve the climate of investment security in the RES market.
The president of the Hellenic Energy Exchange, Professor George Ioannou stated that "regulatory interventions are necessary to address behaviors that lead to undesirable results".
The fact that "not enough time was given for tests" pointed out the general director of Operations, Infrastructure and Market of IPTO Dimitris Michos.
According to Mr.. Micho, "The balancing market does not work on its own", therefore ways and methods of improvement must be identified. The phenomenon according to Mr.. Michos does not appear uniquely in Greece, but occurs throughout Europe.
"Gradually take each measure in order to see its impact and reach a orderly situation", suggested Mr.. Michos, saying that the most difficult period is the initial one ".