Country: Greece

Document type:  National Strategy for the Promotion of Technologies – Applications of Hydrogen and Renewable Gases (media reports)

Released: November 2022

Document type: National Strategy

Summary Points:

Media reports indicate that the strategy for the inclusion of hydrogen in Greece’s energy mix (as completed by the committee for the National Hydrogen Strategy) was to be launched in November 2022 as a complement to COP27 discussions in Egypt.

According to reports, the strategy foresees hydrogen production in 2030 of 3,500 GWh (gigawatt-hours) with a total capacity of 750 MW (and which would be supplied by power generation from renewables-based energy projects, with a capacity of 3 GW – 80% photovoltaic, 20% wind). The produced hydrogen would mainly replace natural gas and partly petroleum in refineries, industry, and transport applications.

According to reports, priority uses of hydrogen would be for replacement of fossil-based hydrogen in refineries and ammonia production, as well as in transport applications for which hydrogen presents a comparative advantage, either directly or through use of ‘synthetic fuels’ produced from hydrogen (with the latter primarily used as fuel in aircraft and maritime transport).

According to reports, while the direct role of renewables-based hydrogen in the electricity sector is limited, the indirect role of hydrogen (through the development of hydrogen and synthetic fuel storage on a large scale) is considered to be of importance in supporting the stability of power generation.


Uploaded: November 2022