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RWE and PPC to build additional solar projects in Greece

Two leading energy groups RWE and PPC have taken the final investment decisions for the construction of an additional portfolio of three photovoltaic projects (Amynteo Cluster II), through their joint venture company Meton Energy.

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The three solar farms with a total capacity of around 280 megawatt-peaks (MWp) are located in Western Macedonia in Northern Greece, within the boundaries of the former Amynteo open-pit lignite mine. Construction work is scheduled to start this autumn. All three projects of Amynteo Cluster II should be fully operational by the end of 2024. The partners are already constructing five large-scale solar projects (Amynteo Cluster I) in the region, with a total of 210 MWp capacity.

“In partnership with PPC Renewables we are accelerating the energy transition in Greece,” said Katja Wünschel, CEO of RWE Renewables Europe & Australia. “Construction work on our initial five solar farms is well underway and we have made investment decisions to lay the ground for the next three photovoltaic projects. This underpins our strong commitment to the Greek market. And there is more to come from our large-scale development pipeline.”

“The collaboration between RWE and PPC is transforming the country’s energy landscape with renewable energy projects that bring its green future closer,” added Konstantinos Mavros, CEO of PPC Renewables. “The fact that this new major investment in photovoltaics is taking place where lignite used to be produced exemplifies our unwavering commitment to the green transition. Moreover, with completion scheduled for 2024, it showcases our determination to expedite this transformation as rapidly as possible.”

Including the projects under construction, Meton Energy is developing large-scale solar projects in Greece with a total capacity of up to 2,000 MWp.

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