A historical record of monthly electricity production from renewables was recorded in August 2023 (2231 GWh), while together with large hydro (16683 GWh), they recorded high electricity production in the first eight months of 2023. For the second consecutive month, demand increased compared to the same month last year (+5.7%).
Contribution by Nikos Mantzaris to the SNFCC Green Weekend.
Comparative analysis by The Green Tank based on the monthly data collected by the think tank Ember for the whole of Europe and by the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) for Greece.
A 18.9% decrease in fossil gas consumption in the first eight months of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022 and a 15.6% decrease compared to the 5-year average. However, a partial increase of Russian gas imports was observed in the first seven months of 2023, as Greece recorded a 21.1% increase compared to 2022, due to the increase in LNG (+4.2 TWh).
Nikos Mantzaris to journalist Rachel Knaebel for Basta!
In the first 7 months of 2023, 8.61 million tonnes of CO2 were emitted from Greece’s power sector decreased by 2.59 million tonnes (-23.1%) compared to the same period in 2022. Only 3 lignite plants produce almost 50% of the total CO2 emissions of the 17 thermal plants in the country’s interconnected network.
1.2 TWh higher electricity production from renewables compared to that from fossil gas and lignite combined in the first seven months of the year (+11.2%). For the first time after 12 consecutive months of decreases, demand increased in July 2023 (5505 GWh) compared to the same month of the previous year (5019 GWh). Imports also increased in the first seven months of 2023 compared to the same period of 2022 (+87.5%).
Article by Nikos Mantzaris in “Kathimerini”
A 19.7% decrease in fossil gas consumption in the first seven months of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022 and a 16% decrease compared to the 5-year average. gas consumption in industry is on partial recovery path increasing 26.5% in the first seven months of 2023 compared to 2022, as in domestic consumption of Russian gas which was up by 1.65 TWh compared to July 2022.
Interview of Nikos Mantzaris on Euranet radio show, SKAI 100.3 FM.