Trends in electricity production – January 2022

According to the latest monthly data for the interconnected electricity network from ADMIE (January 2022):

Renewables (including large hydro) produce more electricity than fossil fuels, in the first month of the year for the second time in a row.

Fossil gas is still the first electricity production source in Greece’s electricity mix in the first month of 2022 (1567 GWh), but with a very small lead over renewables (1525 GWh).

Lignite production continues to decline in 2022, while net imports increase covering 12.1% of the electricity demand in January, with most coming from Bulgaria (375 GWh).

Overall, the changes in the first month of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021 are:

Lignite: -13%

Fossil gas: -4%

Renewables: -5%

Large hydro: – 8%

Net imports: +834%

Cumulatively, the share of renewables together with large hydro covers 44.3% of the demand. It is followed by fossil gas (32.2%), net imports (12.1%) and lignite (10.5%).

Compared to 2021, in January 2022 lignite remained at about the same low levels (509 GWh). At the same time, the monthly electricity production from fossil gas was the lowest since May 2021, while energy from renewables and large hydro was kept at high levels.