Power generation from RES upped 44 pct last year

Greece increased electricity generation from renewable sources by more than 44 percent last year, to 2,511.6 megawatts, the Energy Ministry said on Monday.

Wind power accounted for the largest part of this production, rising 26 percent to 1,635.87 megawatts, while power from photovoltaic units more than tripled, to 625.57 megawatts, the ministry said in an e-mailed statement.

Small hydro-production plants accounted for 205.63 megawatts, a rise of 5 percent, and biomass for 44.5 megawatts, an 8.5 percent increase, according to the statement.