Keywords: electricity generation, demand projection, Greece, Dodecanese islands, energy demand, renewable energy, economic growth
The Dodecanese energy system
The economic growth of the Dodecanese islands in Greece has been based solely on tourism and the electricity production is very critical in sustaining this economic growth. The electricity production is solely done with the use of diesel and heavy fuel oil. Even though there have been some efforts in introducing renewable energy of various forms, the results remain dismal. Due to this situation, it becomes necessary that the growth of energy demand must be given primary consideration. In the present work the energy system of Dodecanese islands is divided in the seven economic sectors in order to be evaluated.