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
POWERPOOR provides to everyone who is interested in alleviating energy poverty the opportunity to become an Energy Supporter and Mentor by taking part in training sessions. The content of the trainings is available in the POWERPOOR Online Trainer Library along with other interesting energy poverty related materials. There are various trainings taking place in the 8 pilot countries and in an EU level. Follow us on social media to find out more about the upcoming ones.
4 trainings have taken place in Greece. 146 people got trained and 122 of them followed the certification process and became POWERPOOR Energy Supporters or Mentors. You can find all the POWERPOOR certified Energy Supporters and Mentors here.
Energy Poverty Alleviation Offices in Greece
In Greece 3 Energy Poverty Alleviation Offices have been established. Two of them in municipalities: namely municipality of Souli and municipality of Messini. One of them is within the WeEncoop energy community in Thessaloniki Greece.The role of energy poverty alleviation offices can be found here.
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.