With global tech majors looking to grow in Greece, the government is preparing for the long game, explains Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Development and Investment, Research, Innovation and Technology, having embarked on a multi-faceted strategy to reshape the country into a leading research and innovation hub. From landmark tax cuts and the creation of a start-up registry across to the development of an innovation district in Athens, and a technological park in Thessaloniki, the goal, adds Dimas, is to make Greece much more attractive with respect to the past and its main competitors in the region.
Having pioneered the development of Greece’s RES sector since the 1990s, Rokas Renewables’ ambitious investment plan is reinforced by the backing of global wind energy giant Iberdrola, with ambitions to add 500 MW of installed capacity by 2025, says Thanasis Tsantilas, Chairman and MD of the Greek-based renewables company. This, he adds, is in addition to the Aegean Link Project, that entails the installation of 706 MW of wind farms on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, and Lemnos and their interconnection to the mainland energy grid.
With the energy transition at the top of its agenda, the Greek government has committed to making landmark policy changes to lure “serious investors to engage through a transparent system,” says Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Environment, underlining that a reform package targeting energy storage, offshore wind, and the slashing of licensing procedure times will be completed by the first semester of 2021.
With €2.5 billion worth of PV projects earmarked for development by 2030 and investments yields that are, comparatively, close to 30% higher than its Northern EU counterparts, Greece’s solar energy market presents a “higher-risk”, high-reward scenario, says Sotiris Kapellos, President of the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies, while stressing that the key to reaching Greece's solar energy capacity targets is the simplification of its long-winded licensing procedure.
Greece is taking steps to simplify its investment migration programmes, building upon the success of its lauded Golden Visa, says Notis Mitarachi, Minister of Migration and Asylum, with targets set on the creation of a fast-track office at the Ministry, and 2021 lined up to have a greater emphasis on capturing global human and financial capital.
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