Why Greece still has costly power rates


For the second week in a row, Greece stands on the European map of wholesale electricity markets as the only country that does not reflect the significant de-escalation of the gas price at the Dutch TTF hub, which has returned to the levels before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The price of a megawatt-hour in the Greek electricity market is still the highest in Europe (at 269 euros on Tuesday), with a spread of €120/MWh even from the neighboring interconnected market of Bulgaria and more than €123/MWh from the markets of Germany and France.

On the monthly level (December 2022), Greece was the sixth most expensive market in Europe with a mean rate of €276.9/MWh, behind Belgium, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Italy. Year-on-year, it is the third most expensive market in Europe with a rate of €279.89/MWh, behind Switzerland and Italy.

The significant price...

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