Highway operators stand in the way of wind turbine installations

Investors in renewable energy sources are facing fresh obstacles at a time when the government is setting the development of the sector as a priority, with the Energy Ministry shifting its target regarding the share of RES in total energy production in 2030 from 31 percent, as provided for in the National Plan for Energy and the Climate, to 35 percent in the revised blueprint.

Besides the delays in production permit issues by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, which have grown considerably (to more than two years), RES investors have been facing additional and unexpected obstacles in the last few months. Sector representatives have told Kathimerini that they face great difficulties in the transportation of wind turbines due to highway operators' refusal to allow such loads on their roads.

Egnatia Odos, the company which operates the main highway across northern...

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