Energy Poverty and Energy Communities' status
Greece is among the countries, which are highly affected by energy poverty, having significantly lower performance than the EU average on the population-reported indicators (EU Energy Poverty Observatory, 2020). Greece has not adopted yet a formal definition of energy poverty. However, awareness of energy poverty among citizens is rising with 4 out of 5 citizens stating that they have become acquainted in some way with the term. The goal of addressing energy poverty is clearly stated in the NECP as part of the clean energy and energy efficiency axes of actions to be promoted. Finally, the contribution of Energy Communities in the alleviation of energy poverty is also mentioned in Law 4513/2018.
At a glance
Energy Supporters and Mentors in Greece
More than 300 people have attended the 10 training seminars that took place in Greece and 235 of them have become certified Energy Supporters and Mentors. Find out more about the Energy Supporters and Mentors and find out more about the municipalities involved.
Energy Poverty Alleviation Offices in Greece
In Greece 5 Energy Poverty Alleviation Offices have been established. Four of them in municipalities: namely municipality of Souli, municipality of Messini, municipality of Tripoli, and municipality of Aspropyrgos. One of them is within the WeEncoop energy community in Thessaloniki Greece. Find out more about the role of the local Energy Poverty Alleviation Offices.
Other municipalities within the POWERPOOR network
In Greece, 19 municipalities are engaged, representing 668 thousand people. The municipalities are Megaptera, Corinth, Kalamata, Xylokastro – Evrostini, Messini, Florina, Chalki, Elassona, Eretria, Thiva, Pylos – Nestor, Souli, Aigialeia, Zitsa, Pella, Livadeia, Tripoli, Acharnes, and Nikolaos Skoufas.
Find out some key best practices from implementing the POWERPOOR appoach in Greece.