A wind farm by PPC Renewables SA was inaugurated on the western Greek island of Kefalonia on Tuesday, in the presence of ministers and outgoing US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
The wind park was constructed by US company Ameresco and Res Invest, consists of four wind turbines that can generate 9.2 MW.
Besides Pyatt, the event was addressed by Alternate Development & Investments Minister Nikos Papathanassis and Regional Director of the Ionian Islands Rodi Kratsa.
Speaking of the completed project, PPC Renewables CEO Konstantinos Mavros said that the wind farm was built near Argostoli in record time - 7 months - and that the company can now construct parks producing 300MW.
"We are living in difficult times, with the rise in natural gas prices and a 90% dependency on imports at European level, but this is short term in nature," he said.
"The development of RES will reduce the final cost of energy, while we are definitely being led to a completely new energy market with new technologies such as hydrogen, which are expected to be developed in the near future," Mavros added.