Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy Sources

OTE has installed and operates 179 small photovoltaic units (total capacity 286.8 kW) since 1994 to cover the electricity needs of its Rural Subscriber Radio repeaters and a larger photovoltaic unit at the Antikithira Police Station (20 kW). Also, the power for the wireless broadband network, WiMAX, of Agion Oros, is supplied mostly by upgrading existing photovoltaic systems and three small wind turbines of 1kW each.
A program aiming at increasing the use of RES within the installations of OTE is in progress. OTEestate (a subsidiary of OTE responsible for the management of the Group’s real estate assets and for the generation of incremental value for the Group, through the efficient management and commercial exploitation of its real estate portfolio) finalized a preliminary study regarding wind energy exploitation by OTE. In this context, an amount of 900,000 € has been registered in 2011 budget for photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy projects. The scope of the program is:

  • The assessment of potential roof-top PV projects, the authorization and finally the installation of these projects (total capacity of 200 kW) in buildings in Attica and/or other areas where no grid restrictions apply.
  • The assessment of wind energy potential in sites owned by OTEestate and in which telecommunication equipment was or is installed.

It is expected that the necessary assessment studies as well as the permitting process for the PV installations will be completed in 2011.