Greece
Program GR03 - Renewable Energy
The Programme Area “Renewable Energy Sources (RES) – GR03” aimed at increasing the share of RES in the production and consumption of energy and at the same time the reduction of CΟ2 emissions.
This Programme area had a total budget of 11,188,235 € and was funded by EEA states (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway) by 85 % (9,510,000 €) and the Public Investment Program of Hellenic Republic by 15 % (1,678,235 €).
The implemented projects are divided in the below categories:
  • RES in Buildings: The replacement of conventional systems of high energy consumption with RES is funded. RES can include systems as solar systems for hot water, biomass or/and geothermal systems for cooling / heating and PVs (for energy production in buildings).
  • RES applications in microgrids: Microgrids application is funded in central heating systems, biomass and/or geothermic.
  • Replacement of conventional energy sources with RES: Application of RES power plants is funded for supporting “Green Energy installations”, such as pumping houses.

Projects of GR03 for RES

Project facts:

  • Project Title: RES Integrated interventions for developing the Local “Community” of Grevena.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: Region of Western Macedonia.
  • Initial Project Cost: 1.599.113,57 .
  • Target group(s): Public and private organizations, including not-for-profit organizations and NGOs, responsible for the organization and delivery of education and training at local, regional and national levels, Students.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

Within the context of this project a series of demonstrative interventions had successfully been implemented. Target of those innervations was the integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) technologies into buildings/installations and spaces of the “Municipal Community of Grevena”. Coordinator of the project was The Regional Authority of Western Macedonia whereas partners were the Municipality of Grevena and the General Hospital of Grevena. The innervations were implemented into the following buildings: B1 – Administration building of Western Macedonia Region, B2- Grevena General Hospital, B3 –  Grevena Indoor Pool, B4 – Grevena Sports Hall, B5 – Student Halls of Residence, B6 – Professional Lyceum (EPAL). In addition, at an open space (S) of around 20 m2, which is located behind the Β1 building a bicycle charging station powered by PV was installed.

The project has already succeeded:

  • Increase of RES use together with energy and cost saving for the buildings where the interventions were implemented.
  • Support of the local economy which presents large needs for growth, unemployment reduction and mitigating the social and economic inequalities.
  • Demonstrative and emblematic use of green technologies (like RES) in nodal points of high visitation and accessibility within the “Community” of Grevena. The benefits will have multiplication impact for every one and especially to the professionals, students, youth, patients, visitors, etc.
  • Promotion and substantial contribution to the implementation of a framework for balanced growth and life quality improvement, in agreement to the local, regional, national and European energy targets of «20-20-20».
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions at Grevena “Community”, increase of RES use, energy and cost saving for the buildings and installations where innervations have been implemented (Benefited population: 2,355).
  • Awareness and information about RES to the students through specific presentations at the EPAL of Grevena and Kozani but also to the citizens of the whole Region through printed material and publications.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The supply and installation of RES systems is presented below:  

  • Autonomous PV systems at the Buildings B1, B2, B5 και
  • Solar thermal system for coverage of the heating needs and the hot water generation at the Buildings B2, B3, B4, και
  • Water-air heat pump for coverage of the heating needs at the Building B1.
  • Ground heat pump for coverage of the heating needs and the hot water generation at the Building B6.
  • LED type Lamps, ballasts for charge balance, hot water tube pipe insulation at the Buildings B1, B2, B3 και B6
  • Charging system (civil equipment) for 10 electrical bicycles powered by PV. The system was installed at the space S behind B1 Building.

Additionally, special measuring and monitoring equipment was parachuted, installed and set up in order to evaluate the impact of the innervations to energy consumption and to CO2 emissions. 

Specialized services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support of Western Macedonia Regional Authority into planning and monitoring of the project, for the evaluation and processing of energy measurements in order to verify the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions, for issuing energy certificates of the buildings and for the integrated evaluation of the whole project.
  • Services related to training, dissemination, raise of awareness. They include implementation: Training on RES applications at the EPAL of Grevena and the 1st and 2nd EPAL of Kozani, development of communication identity and production of informative material, participation and presentation of the project in relevant workshops, issuing of scientific guide for RES investments distributed to Local Authorities of Western Macedonia, publications, quotes to social media and sites, training material in Greek language presenting information about RES technologies for buildings, etc.

Finally there was know-how exchange with the organization that is activated in the Donor States (Partner: Geothermal Cluster GEORG, Island) in issues related to RES technology, their promotion and how they can be integrated within the investment priorities and the local and regional strategies for energy saving. Specifically there was best practices transfer from Scandinavia to Greece for geothermal applications, district heating with the use of biomass, and technology of capture and utilization of CO2. There was also determination of potential cooperation among the Regional Authority and organizations from Norway and Island.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the RES participation in the energy balance of the involved buildings more than 50%!
  • Reduction of CΟ2 emissions by ~ 15.6%.
  • Saving of primary energy by 20%!

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:


Indicator Unit Value
1.Total RES consumption MWh/year 796,59
1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy MWh/year 388,75
1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings) MWh/year 407,84
1.3 Consumption of renewable heating energy (building Complex) MWh/year 0
2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions
tn/year 1.200,02
3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations Number 3

Websites:

http://www.pdm.gov.gr/praxi-olokliromenes-paremvasis-ape-gia-tin-anaptyxi-tis-topikis-kinotitas-grevenon/

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0001

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Twitter: @GrevenaEox


Pic. 1: PV 60 kW at the Administrative Building Pic. 2: PV 40 kW at the Hospital Pic. 3: Boilers at the Hospital Pic. 4: Geothermal collectors at EPAL School




Project facts:

  • Project Title: The contribution of RES to the sustainable development and operation of the Democritus University of Thrace - Creating a Sustainable Community.
  • Project Objective: Low carbon economy.
  • Project promoter: The Democritus University of Thrace (D.U. TH.).
  • Initial project cost: 1.800.365,78 €.
  • Target group(s): Public and Private Authorities, Students, Visitors.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

The project (acronym REUNI) implemented with absolute success demonstrative interventions of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the remote region of Thrace, creating a pillar of local development and contributing to the alleviation of social and economic inequalities by ensuring optimal conditions of thermal comfort using RES in public buildings, such as Student Halls.

The REUNI project has already achieved:

  • Improvement of the thermal comfort and living conditions.
  • Reduce the operational energy costs of buildings, with alternative management of saved resources.
  • Improving the environmental footprint of buildings due to the reduce ofgreenhouse gas emissions in order to meet their energy needs.
  • Constant information and awareness raising of the students of the DUTH., but also of the citizens of Xanthi and the whole Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace on RES issues, through targeted information and dissemination activities and through the operation of an info kiosk within the campus of the University.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The implementation of interventions for the RES integration into buildings of the "Community" of the D.U.TH., which consists of eight (8) existing student buildings (Α1, Α2, Β1, Β2, Β3, C1, C2, D1, D2), one (1) Amphitheater, one (1) restaurant serving the students and one (1) Energy Center building. The "Community" is located on the campus of the technical school in Kimmeria, Xanthi, in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The supply and installation of RES systems which were carried out is described below in more details:

  • Hybrid biomass boiler system 1,15MWth and solar collector system 1,32 MWth for space heating/cooling and hot water production using a 310kWc absorber chiller.
  • Geothermal (low depth) heat pumps of total power 225 kWth for space heating/cooling and production of hot water in the building of the Restaurant.
  • Off - Grid photovoltaic power plant of 51,48kWp on a roof for the production of electricity and the partial coverage of the electric needs of building C2 of Student Halls.

 

  • Charge station for electric bicycles with a metallic roof, which operates using the available electricity from the off - grid photovoltaic station.
  • Off - grid vertical wind turbine 1kW for charging electric bicycles.

Finally, the procurement, installation, commissioning and operation of metering systems were carried out to assess the impact of interventions on energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Also, specialized services were carried out:

  • Energy consulting services to support the Democritus University of Thrace in organizing and monitoring the project, evaluating and processing energy measurements to certify the energy and environmental benefits before and after the interventions.
  • Training and publicity actions such as seminars and excursions, development of communication identity and production of informative material, press office, open space information actions, press conferences, etc., to maximize the dissemination of the interventions implemented and the results of the project both in national and international level.

Finally, an exchange of know-how on RES technologies,promotion and their integration into investment priorities and local and regional energy saving strategies with the Cluster of Renewable Energy and Environment in Oslo is to be completed by 31.12.2017.


Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the participation of RES in the energy balance of the proposed buildings by at least 50%!
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by ~ 23%!
  • 28% primary energy saving!

More specifically, the indicators/energy objectives of the Project that have been achieved are:


Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

2.456,00

1.1 Renewable electricity consumption

MWh/year

72,67

1.2 Renewable thermal energy consumption (buildings)

MWh/year

2.383,33

1.3 Renewable thermal energy consumption (building complex)

MWh/year

0,00

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

790,97

3. Events in support of bilateral relations

number

3,00

Website:

http://reuni.eu/en/


Pic. 1: PV power station 50 kWp Pic. 2: Hybrid heating system using solar energy & biomass Pic. 3: Project Sign Pic. 4: Project Brochures




Project facts:
  • Project Title: Demonstrative interventions for Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the Island of Andros.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: Municipality of Andros.
  • Project Initial Cost: 925.661,42 .
  • Target group(s): Public and private organizations, including not-for-profit organizations and NGOs, responsible for the organization and delivery of education and training at local, regional and national levels.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

The project supported the demonstrative use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) that aims to the reduction of energy consumption and of the CO2eq. emissions from selected installations and locations of Andros island. Interventions were implemented at the following locations of the island: a) Sewage plant of Korthi where an autonomous PV system was installed, covering the electrical demand of the plant, (b) Roads and squares of the island, where lamp post with LED type lamps where installed. The lamps cover their energy demand by PV panels, and (c) in busy locations like the municipal parking of the Town Hall at Hora and the Secondary School of Gayrio where civil equipment for charging electrical vehicles were installed. The chargers were powered by PV panels. Also some demonstrative electrical vehicles were purchased.

The project has already succeeded:

  • The increase of RES penetration, taking into consideration the given high RES potential of Andros which is still unexploited.
  • The reduction of high energy consumptions (and CO2eq emissions) from the installations of Andros Municipality where RES interventions have been implemented (Gayrio, Andros Town, Korthi).
  • The improvement of degraded Andros areas through the actions of the project.
  • The valorization of the high mobility around private RES investments on the island, which was still “untapped and degraded” since there were not available resources for the use of RES in public installations. This effect will act as a multiplier for Andros and the rest of Cyclades islands.
  • Continuous updating and awareness of users and visitors who belong by severe majority to the more active and promising group of citizens (high class tourists due to cultural characteristics of the island). The direct benefited users are estimated up to 7,003 daily.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The implementation of RES integration interventions into selected installations and roads of the island “community” of Andros Municipality was completed.

Purchasing and installation of RES systems was implemented. Specifically:  

  • Autonomous PV system 50 kWp in the Sewage Plant of Korthi including the necessary for operation electronic equipment.
  • 84 pieces of autonomous lighting post including PV panel of 25 W each at Andros Town.
  • Autonomous PV system 4.5 kW coupled to charger (civil type) for electrical vehicles having nominal power 8 kW. Electrical municipal vehicles for transporting citizens and municipal workers everywhere on the island.

Additionally, special measuring and monitoring equipment was parachuted, installed and set up to evaluate the impact of the innervations to energy consumption and to CO2 emissions. 

Specialized services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support of Andros Municipality into planning and monitoring of the project, for the evaluation and processing of energy measurements in order to verify the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions and for the integrated evaluation of the whole project.
  • Services related to training, dissemination. They include: raising awareness and dissemination plan, production of information material, issuing of a Guide for RES investments – Activation of Island Communities, organization of workshops.

Finally, within the framework of strengthening the bilateral relations between Andros Municipality and the Donor States on RES issues, a training trip to the Research Centre CGER- Norwegian Center for Geothermal Energy Research was made. Scope of the trip was to study RES applications and to analyze the possibility of implementing more RES interventions in order to convert Andros into a Municipality with neutral emissions balance.  Also, special events with the participation of scientists and professionals were organized for the promotion of the results from the project.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the RES participation in the energy balance of the involved installations at least by 10%!
  • Reduction of CΟ2 emissions by ~10%!
  • Saving of primary energy by ~5%!

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:


Indicator

Uni

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

95,44

1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy

MWh/year

95,44

1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings)

MWh/year

0,00

1.3 Consumption of renewable heating energy (building Complex)

MWh/year

0,00

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

1250,74

3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations

Number

3,00

Websites:

http://www.andros-eeagrants.gr

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0003


Pic. 1: Solar lighting post (PV) Pic. 2: Solar public lighting by PV Pic. 3: PV at the sewage plant Pic. 4: Charging station and electrical vehicles




Project facts:
  • Project Title: Implementation of RES projects to support socially vulnerable groups and experiential environmental education in the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: Polikinoniko Alexandroupolis (Centre for Community Protection, Solidarity, Education and Environment).
  • Initial Project Cost: 759.160,91 .
  • Target group(s): Children, Students.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

This project (acronym REIS2) implemented with total success demonstrative interventions of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) aiming to the increase of their usage and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the Alexandroupoli Municipality. The interventions implemented in building that are hosting community services by the respective agencies of the Municipality and are located within the its geographical limits. Through those interventions the economic activity of RES sector in the area was upgraded, new job opportunities were created during the construction period and the entrepreneurship in an important branch for the area and the country was boosted.

REIS2 has already succeeded:

  • Engagement in RES usage for at least 1.110 people (users, visitors of the “Community”)
  • Improvement of heat comfort conditions and quality of life for the users of Centre and the users and visitors of the other buildings that host civil services for Alexandroupoli Municipality.
  • Reduction of the operating cost for the buildings due to reduction of energy expenses, potential use of the saved resources for other purposes.
  • Improvement of the environmental footprint for the buildings due to reduction of greenhouse gases emissions from the satisfaction of their energy demand.
  • Contribution to the national targets for the environment and energy.
  • Continuous information, experiential environmental training and awareness for the younger citizens of the Alexandroupoli Municipality and the whole Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Region in aspects related to RES, through training seminars, and excursions to the locations of the innervations.

 
Individual sub-projects:

Completion of the innervations related to integration of RES in buildings hosting civil services provided by agencies in the cities of Alexandroupoli, Feres and Makri area. All of them belong administratively to Alexandroupoli municipality.   

The building and the innervations implemented include:

  • The 2nd KAPI Alexandroupolis installed solar thermal system supporting the space heating system and the production of hot water,
  • The first nursery of Alexandroupolis were space heating and hot water are provided by geothermal heat pumps through a ground heat exchanger of vertical drilling.,
  • The 2nd nursery of Alexandroupolis where generated electrical power 5 kW for self-consumption by a PV system. There is also an air-water heat pump for space heating and production of hot water,
  • The 7th nursery of Alexandroupolis where respectively, generated electrical power 12.5 kW for self-consumption by a PV system. There is also an air-water heat pump for space heating and production of hot water,
  • The 2nd nursery of Feres where a system of geothermal heat pumps was installed, equipped with ground heat exchanger of vertical drilling for space heating and hot water production,
  • The Multitask Cultural Centre where a PV system of 5 kW was installed. The PV system supplies power to a vehicle charging station. A biomass burner boiler system was also installed for space heating,
  • The Stavrideio Ecclesiastical Institution “Saint Cyprianos” where a solar thermal system for hot water, a biomass burner-boiler system for space heating and a PV system of 5 kW for self-consumption were installed,
  • The first KAPI of Alexandroupolis where the conventional boiler was substituted by a biomass burner- boiler system for space heating.

Additionally, within the framework of action implementation, measuring instruments were installed in order to monitor the results from the interventions.

 

Special services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support the Implementing Organization into planning and monitoring of the project, evaluation and processing of energy measurements for the verification of the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions.
  • Services related to dissemination, networking and publicity. They include organization of training seminars and excursions, creation of Action’s logo, production of printed informative material, participation in workshops, construction of web site, press conferences, press releases and quotes in social networks.

Finally, there was exchange of know-how with the organization from the Donor States that is activated in issues related to RES technology and promotion and to integration of RES within the investment priorities and to local and regional strategies for energy saving.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by ~28%!
  • Saving of Primary Energy by 35%!

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:


Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

950,59

1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy

MWh/year

25,20

1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings)

MWh/year

925,39

1.3 Consumption of reneable heating energy (building Complex)

MWh/year

0,00

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

229,03

3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations

Number

2,00


Website:

http://www.reis2.eu/

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0004


Pic. 1: Power Inverters Pic. 2: Biomass Boiler and feeding system Pic. 3: PV on the rooftop Pic. 4: Vehicle charging point




Project facts:
  • Project Title: Integration of RES Technologies in the Community of Agricultural University of Athens.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: Agricultural University of Athens (AUA).
  • Project Initial Cost: 831.138,90 €.
  • Target group(s): Students, Researchers or scientists.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

Interventions related to the use of RES were implemented within the context of this project.  The main target was the optimum utilization of AUA resources for the selection of the most technically suitable and effective RES that can be installed in its buildings and facilities.

The project has already achieved:

  • The demonstrative and emblematic use of green energy technologies (RES), in focal locations of high visitation and accessibility in the “community” of AUA. This result to multiplicating benefits for everyone involved and more specifically, the professionals, students, young people, visitors, citizens, etc.
  • The promotion and substantial contribution by AUA in the implementation of a balanced development framework and in the improvement of life quality. This contribution is included to the local, regional and national efforts for the achievement of the energy target “20-20-20”, towards a new innovative economy.
  • The increase of RES use and the reduction of energy consumption and cost for the buildings and facilities of AUA where the interventions were implemented.
  • The demonstrative and educational familiarization with the sustainable energy development practices of the populated groups/users in AUA.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The implementation of interventions for the integration of RES in the buildings of AUA is completed. The interventions were implemented in: AUA Library, the sports facilities, and part of the open space.

The interventions were:

  • Electricity generation from autonomous PV system of 100 kWp installed at the rooftop of AUA library.
  • Coverage of space heating demand in AUA library by a biomass boiler of 22 kW.
  • Installation of autonomous PV system with microgrid topology (connected through microgrid with the system of the library). The PV system powers 12 pillars with headlights equipped with LED lamps of 200kW. The pillars are installed in 4 courts of AUA (2 tennis courts, one volleyball court and one basketball court) offering their illumination.
  • Installation of civic charging station for vehicles. Electrical power used is generated by PV connected in microgrid topology. The charging station serves one electrical mini bus of 17 passengers and 10 electrical bicycles.

Additionally, special measuring and monitoring equipment was parachuted, installed and set up in order to evaluate the impact of the innervations to energy consumption and to CO2 emissions. 

Specialized services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support of AUA into planning and monitoring of the project, for the evaluation and processing of energy measurements in order to verify the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions, for issuing energy certificates of the buildings and for the integrated evaluation of the whole project.
  • Services related to training, dissemination, raise of awareness. They include implementation of publicity and awareness raising plan, organization of workshops for publicity, training, promotion and networking, production of printed informative material and issuing of training guide for RES investments and activation of educational institutions.

Finally, there was exchange of know-how with organizations from the Donor States on issues of RES by exchanging visits (in Norway and Island) and participation in scientific conference.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the RES participation in the energy balance of the involved buildings at least by 100% (total autonomy of the library building)!
  • Reduction of CΟ2 emissions by 1290 tn annually.

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:


Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

130,56

1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy

MWh/year

116,60

1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings)

MWh/year

13,96

1.3 Consumption of reneable heating energy (building Complex

MWh/year

0,00

2. ΜReduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

1292,40

3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations

Number

4,00

Website:

http://xmeox.aua.gr

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0005

Pic. 1: PV system on library rooftop Pic. 2: Biomass Boiler Pic. 3: PV on top of kiosk Pic. 4: Vehicle charging station from PV.


Project facts:

  • Project Title: Geothermal Tele-Conditioning System and other Renewable Energy Applications.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: Municipality of Nea Ionia.
  • Initial Project Cost: 1.692.935,74 €.
  • Target group(s): Children, Young adults.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

This project was planned by the Municipality of Nea Ionia to increase the share of RES and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions within in the “community” of the Municipality. The interventions were implemented in building belonging to the Municipality, to the Konstantopoulio General Hospital of Nea Ionia, to the House of Youth, and to the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Care of Nea Ionia.



The buildings where the interventions were implemented were nine, the following:

  • From the Municipality of Nea Ionia, B2: 6th Primary school, B3: 7th High School, B4: 5th Lyceum, B7: Town Hall of Nea Ionia, B8: 14th Kindergarten,
  • from the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Care, B1: 4th and 7th Nursery, Β5: 1st Early childhood school,
  • from the Konstantopoulio General Hospital of Nea Ionia, B6: Hospital St. Olga,
  • from the Company for Youth Protection of Athens, B9: House of Youth.

 

The project has already succeeded:

  • Improvement of thermal comfort conditions and of living quality for the residents of the above buildings (more than 2,000 people).
  • Familiarization with the RES applications through their demonstrative use in locations of Nea Ionia “community” presenting high visitability and accessibility and resulting in multiple benefits for everyone and especially the professionals, the students, the younger children, the patients, the visitors, citizens in general, etc.
  • Increase of RES use and energy and cost saving for the buildings where the interventions were implemented in Nea Ionia.
  • Improvement of the building environmental footprint, due to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when they cover their needs.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The interventions implemented were:

  • Installation of autonomous PV systems on the rooftops of all the nine buildings. The PV systems have nominal power between 2.13 kW up to 29 kW, depending on the available area of the rooftops.
  • Installation of district air conditioning system, using geothermal heat pumps in the buildings B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8 and B9. The systems have thermal power between 47 kW-th up to 237 kW-th, depending on the demand of the buildings.
  • Substitution of conventional lamps by LED lamps in all buildings. It should be noted that LED lamps consume less than the half from the nominal power of a conventional one.
  • Installation of solar collector array with total surface 176 m2 and system of hot water production through the district air conditioning and geothermal pump of nominal power 108 kW in building B6.

Additionally, an underground network for distribution of geothermal energy was constructed. The length of the network is 1.9 km and interconnects all the 9 buildings with the engine room which is located on the plot of the Nea Ionia municipal stadium. In the area (136 m3) adjacent to the engine room the necessary drilling was performed and the central tank for water management was installed (310 m3).

Finally, special measuring and monitoring equipment was parachuted, installed and set up in order to evaluate the impact of the innervations to energy consumption and to CO2 emissions. 

Specialized services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support of Nea Ionia Municipality into planning and monitoring of the project, for the evaluation and processing of energy measurements in order to verify the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions and for the integrated evaluation of the whole project.
  • Services related to training, dissemination, raise of awareness. They include: publicity and awareness planning, implementation of publicity, promotion, innovation networking, and training actions, development of material (website construction, social networking, issuing of «Logo», construction of promoting «banner», collective printed material, posters), issuing of report for practices of RES investments by Local Authorities in Attika and organization of workshops for Sustainable Energy Development. The target was to achieve the maximum dissemination of the implemented interventions and their impact in national and international level.

Concluding, in the framework of reinforcing the bilateral relations of Nea Ionia Municipality with partners from the Donor States (University of Stavanger – Norway and Reykjavik Geothermal Ltd - Island) on RES issues a plan was plotted in order to specify bilateral cooperation actions and to justify the contribution to the targets of EEA Grants 2009-2014 Bilateral cooperation actions were implemented and a report issued where the know how transfer is evaluated and specific results and ways of utilization by Nea Ionia Municipality are described.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the RES participation in the energy balance of the involved buildings by ~ 60%!
  • Reduction of CΟ2 emissions by ~50%!
  • Saving of primary energy by ~60%!

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:

Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

1470.78

1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy

MWh/year

110.55

1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings)

MWh/year

1360.23

1.3 Consumption of renewable heating energy (building Complex)

MWh/year

0.00

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

617.53

3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations

Number

2


The number of users, permanent and visiting, for the involved buildings, is about 2000. In the following table, the number of users per building is presented explicitly:

Building

Permanent

Visitors/day

4th and 7th Nursery

74

 

6th Primary school

384

 

7th High School

313

 

5th Lyceum

295

 

1st Early childhood school

107

 

Hospital St. Olga

500

80

Town Hall

80

60

14th Kindergarten

55

 

House of Youth

28

 

Total

1836

140

Sum

1976


Websites:

http://www.neaionia.gr/Inner.aspx?LangID=1&FolderID=e4e779e0-bf6c-49cb-b494-43b5cea2e166

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0006

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeaIoniaMunicipality

Twitter: https://twitter.com/neaioniacity


Pic. 1: Geothermal district air conditioning Pic. 2: Geothermal heat pump Pic. 3: Rooftop PV system Pic. 4: LED lamps Pic. 5: Solar heating panels




Project facts:
  • Project Title: Installation of solar vacuum collectors for the full coverage of hot water needs, solar cooling with an absorption chiller and support of heating with the remaining thermal energy.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: General Hospital “Mamatseio-Mpodosakeio” (GHMM).
  • Initial Project Cost: 1.861.903,71 .
  • Target group(s): Civil servants/Public administration staff.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

Within the context of this project a series of demonstrative Renewable Energy Sources (RES) interventions had successfully been implemented at the General Hospitals “Mamatseio-Mpodosakeio” in the greater area of Kozani. The completion of the project contributes significantly in the effort to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel within an area heavily burdened due to the operation of the lignite power plants of PPC. The project served the strategic target of the Hospital which was the improvement of atmospheric quality conditions in their areas.

The project has already succeeded:

  • The reduction of air pollution due to lignite and diesel fuel combustion that affects the atmospheric environment even within the cities by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.
  • The reduction of the buildings operation cost due to reduction of the energy expenses. This gives the opportunity for alternative use of the saved resources.
  • The contribution to the offset of the environmental impacts and to the balanced development, through the promotion of RES use, in an area where the greater portion of county’s electrical energy is produced by fossil fuels.
  • The improvement of life quality for the habitants and the visitors of the area due to the avoidance of diesel fuel combustion and the consequent reduction of air pollution.
  • The contribution to the targets of 30% RES use and 30% energy saving by 2030, where Greece is committed.
  • The creation of job opportunities for consultants and RES systems installers. Technicians that were involved with the project obtained severe experience in the field of installation integrated solar heating systems.
  • Continuous updating and awareness of Kozani and Ptolemaida citizens about RES issues through targeted information and dissemination actions.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The implementation of the interventions for the integration of RES in the two buildings of GHMM at Koazni and Ptolemaida is completed. Speciffically, for the “Mamatseio” General Hospital the flowing equipment was supplied and installed:

  • 370 vacuum solar collectors, of 4.85 m2 surface each, covering a total surface of 1,794.5 m2.
  • Hot water buffed tanks and boilers.
  • Space cooling system using absorption chiller with cooling power of 316 KW. Heat is provided to the chiller from the solar collectors.
  • Cooling tower of 471.49 kWct.

Respectively, at “Mpodosakeio” General Hospital were installed:

  • 320 vacum solar collectors of 4.85 m2 surface each, covering a total surface of 1,552 m2.
  • Hot water buffed tanks and boilers.
  • Space cooling system using absorption chiller with cooling power of 264 KW. Heat is provided to the chiller from the solar collectors.
  • Cooling tower of 408 kWct.

Additionally, special measuring and monitoring equipment was parachuted, installed and set up in order to evaluate the impact of the innervations to energy consumption and to CO2 emissions. 

Specialized services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support of General Hospital Administration into planning and monitoring of the project, for the evaluation and processing of energy measurements in order to verify the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions and for the integrated evaluation of the whole project.
  • Services related to training, dissemination, raise of awareness. They include: production of printed informative material including edition in Braille format, quotes into the sites of the hospitals, organization of workshops for the information of the local community and the competent staff (technicians, administrative staff) of the hospitals belonging to the 3rd Health Authority, training material in Greek language presenting information about RES technologies for buildings, etc.

Finally, there was know-how transfer from the AVENTA AS company of Norway, which is active in novel products of solar heating collectors technology and in issues related to the integration of these technologies within the investments priorities as they are determined by the local and regional strategies on energy saving.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the RES participation in the energy balance of the involved buildings more than 50%!
  • Reduction of CΟ2 emissions by 376 tn/year!
  • Saving of primary energy by 1211.90 MWh/year!

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:


Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

1211,90

1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy

MWh/year

 

1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings)

MWh/year

1211,90

1.3 Consumption of renewable heating energy (building Complex)

MWh/year

0,00

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

376

3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations

Number

3,00


Websites:

http://mpodosakeio.plano2.gr/

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0007

Pic. 1: Solar collectors at Mpodosakeio Hospital Pic. 2: Hot water distribution collectors and boiler Pic. 3: Absorption chiller Pic. 4: Cooling tower in Mamatseio Pic. 5: Distribution collectors for hot water and hot water buffer tank at Mamatseio




Project facts:

  • Project Title: Implementation of RES technologies in municipal buildings of the Municipality of Karpenissi
  • Project Objective: Low carbon economy
  • Project promoter: Municipality of Karpenissi
  • Initial project cost: 933.810,25€
  • Target group(s): Public and Private Authorities, Students, Visitors


A few words for the philosophy of the project:

The main objective of the Project was to mature, design and launch the appropriate pilot applications that would contribute to the Municipality's energy and environmental upgrade. In addition, the designed pilot applications were supposed to be demonstrative in order to inform and familiarize the residents and visitors of the Municipality with technologies that protect and preserve the natural environment and upgrade the tourist product. The objective of the Project was the promotion and penetration of Renewable Energy Sources in municipal education buildings such as schools, namely the 2nd Secondary School and the 3rd Primary School of Karpenissi. The project has already achieved:

  • Energy autonomy of buildings using Renewable Energy Sources and reduction of their operating costs with alternative management of saved resources.
  • Improving the environmental footprint of buildings by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet their energy needs and contributing to tackling climate change and meeting national and European environmental objectives.
  • To maintain and strengthen the population of the municipality and regional development by creating new jobs and improving the lives of residents.
  • Promote sustainable regional development by exploiting the local energy potential.
  • Constant information and awareness raising of the citizens of the Municipality on RES issues, through the pilot demonstration projects and through targeted information actions and dissemination of results.

 

Individual sub-projects:

The implementation of interventions for the RES integration in municipal educational buildings such as schools, namely the 2nd Secondary School and the 3rd Primary School of the Municipality of Karpenisi, has been completed.

The supply and installation of RES systems were carried out in particular:

  • Off - grid PV power systems of total capacity of 280 Wp inverter and batteries combined with smart grid system including SMART METER, Power Panel, Control System installed in the 2nd Secondary School and in the 3rd Primary School.
  • Solar heating system for hot water which includes BOILER 500 lt + 4 solar collectors X.2.5 sqm installed in the 2nd Secondary School.
  • Space heating systems 85c/70 with biomass boilers of 1044 kW installed in the 2nd Secondary School and in the 3rd Primary School.
  • Automation systems and control systems of the buildings of the 2nd Secondary School and the 3rd Primary School, including sensors, control automation and central control.
  • 2x18W LED lamps to replace existing 2x36W fluorescent lamps in the 2nd Secondary School and in the 3rd Primary School.

 

Finally, the procurement, installation, commissioning and operation of metering systems were carried out to assess the impact of interventions on energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

 

Also, specialized services were carried out:

  • Energy consulting services to support the Municipality of Karpenissi in organizing and monitoring the project, evaluating and processing energy measurements to certify the energy and environmental benefits before and after the interventions.
  • Education and publicity services that included a static display panel at an appropriate location in the project area, poster and projection material, local press releases, radio message production, Mini web site following the accessibility standard for disabled persons, WCAG 2.0 with Multimedia elements suitable for adding to an existing site, with data, information, instructions, etc, project promotional material and finally a four-page A4 brochure publication of the implemented interventions and for the promotion of the targeted information and awareness of the local community, in Braille format.

 

Finally, it is expected that by 31.12.2017 an exchange of know-how on technologies and promotion of RES and their integration into investment priorities and local and regional energy saving strategies will be completed with Norwegian authorities.


Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the participation of RES in the energy balance of the proposed buildings by at least 50%!
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by ~ 23%!
  • 28% primary energy saving!

More specifically, the indicators/energy objectives of the Project that have been achieved are:


Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

879

1.1 Renewable electricity consumption

MWh/year

199,6

1.2 Renewable thermal energy consumption (buildings)

MWh/year

679

1.3 Renewable thermal energy consumption (building complex)

MWh/year

 

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

255

3. Events in support of bilateral relations

number

3,00


Website:

http://www.karpenisi-eox.gr/


Pic. 1: PV in the School Pic. 2: PV equipment Pic. 3: Project Sign Pic. 4: LED lamps




Project facts:
  • Project Title: Installation of photovoltaic systems in water tanks of O.A.K. S.A. and autonomous operation of water pumps.
  • Project objective: A less carbon-dependent economy.
  • Project Promoter: Organization for the Development of Crete S.A. (O.A.K. S.A.).
  • Initial Project Cost: 558.906,05 .
  • Target group(s): Public and private organizations, including not-for-profit organizations and NGOs, responsible for the organization and delivery of education and training at local, regional and national levels.

 
A few words for the philosophy of the project:

The technical objective of this action was the purchase and installation of a PV system at the roof top of the water tank belonging to the pumping station of Tsivara, at the Local Community of Kalives. The pumping station is operated by Organization for the Development of Crete (O.A.K. S.A.). Specifically, the PV system is used for driving and operating the new electrical pumps, so that water pumping achieved by use of solar energy. The Action was looking for the reduction of energy cost (electrical energy) in water pumping, in order to achieve saving of resources. Those resources were used for the improvement of the offered services and the reduction of water cost.

The project has already achieved:

  • The increase of RES penetration in the “community”, since up to now the RES use was negligible because all the charges were covered by conventional sources of energy.
  • The reduction of greenhouse gases emissions due to the operation of the pumping station, which were significantly high.
  • The reduction of energy consumption from the pumping station which is a particularly energy consuming installation.
  • The contribution to the achievement of the national targets for the Environment and Energy as well as to the upgrading of the economic activities related with the water, like agriculture and livestock.
  • The creation of new enterprising prospects by the application of integrated technological solutions and interventions and by the occupation and specialization of working personnel.
  • The continuous information and awareness of users and visitors. The benefitted by the action are all the inhabitants, farmers and visitors of the Northern Axis of Chania Regional Unity and especially of Apokoronos Municipality. Based on the demographic data, the population of the Municipality is 13,000 people. On top of them, the tourists that visit those areas should be added, since those areas present severe touristic activity.

 
Individual sub-projects:

The supply and installation of the PV system and the autonomous water pumps at the pumping station of O.A.K. S.A. which is located at Tsivara of the Local Community of Kalives was concluded. 

The PV system includes:  

  • Support bases for the PVs
  • PV of 136,68 kWp total nominal power
  • 3 Inverters of 37 kW nominal output each
  • 3 DC electrical panels
  • 3 vertical pumping complexes, flowrate 60m3/h, head 130m and motor nominal power 37 kW each at Tsivara pumping station
  • AC electrical panel – controls, AC/DC wiring, and communication, metallic grids, plastic wire piping and intermediate DC connection panel at the wall of the tank
  • Grounding and anti-lightning system
  • Complete hydraulic equipment for suction and discharging of the pumping complexes (steel tubes, flanges, manometer, central valve, isolation valves, check valves, etc.)
  • Cameras and security alarm.

Additionally, special measuring and monitoring equipment was parachuted, installed and set up in order to evaluate the impact of the innervations to energy consumption and to CO2 emissions. 

Specialized services were offered as well:

  • Energy consulting services for the support of O.A.K. S.A. into planning and monitoring of the project, for the evaluation and processing of energy measurements in order to verify the energy and environmental benefit after the interventions and for the integrated evaluation of the whole project.
  • Services related to training, dissemination. They include: organization of workshop for dissemination of the results, production of information material, production of information material for disabled people, press releases, press conference, construction of information stand, updating of the website, and production of audio visual material.

Finally, within the framework of strengthening the bilateral relations between O.A.K. S.A. and the Donor States on RES issues, a training trip to Norway (NIVA) was made for know-how and best practices exchange in issues of clean technologies and increase of RES share in water management sector. Respectively staff from NOVA visited Crete. A workshop about energy and water saving practices was organized, a report presenting the project was composed, a joint publication (in Greek and English) for RES and water was issued and a report about the know-how transfer was written.

 
Results:

The project achieves quantitatively:

  • Increase of the RES participation in the energy balance of the involved installations at least by 190 MWh/year!
  • Reduction of CΟ2 emissions by ~23.53%!
  • Saving of primary energy by ~23.53%!

In detail, the indicators/targets of the Action that were achieved are:


Indicator

Unit

Value

1.Total RES consumption

MWh/year

189,55

1.1 Consumption of renewable electrical energy

MWh/year

189,55

1.2 Consumption of renewable heating energy (buildings)

MWh/year

0,00

1.3 Consumption of renewable heating energy (building Complex)

MWh/year

0,00

2. Reduction or avoidance of CO2 emissions

tn/year

210

3. Events within the framework of bilateral relations

Number

3,00


Websites:

http://oakae.gr/index.php/2013-12-29-08-16-57/526-2017-05-05-13-05-52

http://eeagrants.org/project-portal/project/GR03-0009

Pic. 1: Preparatory Actions Pic. 2: Progress of the project Pic. 3: Photovoltaics panels Pic. 4: Turbines Pic. 5: Finalization of the project


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