HEREMA, as the Greek authority responsible for the management of exploration and identification rights of suitable Offshore Wind Farm Organized Development Areas, announced the draft National Offshore Wind Farms Development Programme.
The presented programme defines the eligible Organized Development Areas (ODA) and estimates the capacity of OWF projects that can be developed, in the mid-term (up to 2030-2032) and long-term (after 2030-2032) horizon.
The draft National Programme for the Development of OWF includes 25 areas, covering a total area of 2,712 km2 and with an estimated minimum capacity of 12,4 GW. The majority of the proposed offshore areas are suitable for floating technology.
The proposal, already submitted to the Spatial Planning Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, designates ten viable areas for development by 2030-2032, with a collective capacity of around 4.9GW, primarily intended for floating projects. The eligible OWFODA for the medium-term development phase are located in the following areas:
- Eastern Crete, where it is estimated that projects with a total capacity of 800 MW will be developed
- Southern Rhodes, with a maximum installed capacity of between 300 MW and 550 MW
- In the central Aegean, with a maximum installed capacity of between 200 MW and 450 MW
- In the Evia-Chios axis, with a maximum installed capacity of 300 MW
- In the Ionian Sea, with a maximum installed capacity of 450 MW.