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Renewable Sources – Briefly – Cover All of Greece’s Power Demand

ATHENS – Greece’s move to join the European Union in eventually getting away from using Russian energy supplies that have been used as a political weapon will take years, but it is showing some immediate dividends too.

Power generation from renewables fully covered Greece’s electricity demand over a few hours on Oct. 7, the first time in the history of the country’s electricity system, independent power transmission operator IPTO said.

(Read also: PM Mitsotakis: Greece Is Rapidly Emerging as a Leader in Renewable Energy)

IPTO said that renewables accounted for 100 percent of the power generation for at least five hours that day, reaching a record high of 3,106 megawatt hours at 0800 GMT, said Reuters.

Like other European countries, Greece has cut its reliance on Russian gas over the invasion of Ukraine, although Russian oil and gas was exempted from sanctions as it provides up to 45 percent of the entire bloc’s needs.

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