The environmental conditions for the construction and the operation of seven large wind farms and the additional technical works required, were approved today by the Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Yiannis Maniatis.
The wind power stations with a total capacity of 465 MW will be located on Mount Vermio, in the northern part of Greece, within the administrative boundaries of Greek municipalities Veria and Naoussa in the Greek Prefecture of Imathia, and the municipality of Eordaia in the Greek Prefecture of Kozani.
The construction of these projects will generate about €558 million to the real economy. Operating the power stations will provide roughly 1,075 GWh of green electricity annually, which represents about 2% of the electricity demand for the national electric grid.
Recently, approval was also granted to the environmental conditions for another 16 large wind farms in the continental power grid and the non-connected islands with a total capacity of 422.7 MW, the construction of which will generate about €507 million to the real economy.
The development of wind farms on Greek islands that are not connected to the national electric power grid (islands Naxos, Paros, Tinos and Andros) and their connection to the mainland grid will contribute in solving the energy problems of the islands, especially during the summer months, and will allow the closure of the power plants now operating with diesel and crude oil, reducing electricity costs and minimizing environmental pollution.