The future of Greek Gas and Power Markets Looking ahead with optimism and realism «The future of power generation»Dinos BenroubiExecutive Director – General Manager 29th April 2014
Company Information • Protergia is 100% subsidiary of MYTILINEOS Holdings and is the holding company of the Group’s power division. • Protergia is the largest independent (private) power producer in Greece, being the owner and/or operator of a balanced portfolio of thermal (1,2 GW) and renewable plants with an asset value of 1 billion euros. • Protergia trades electricity on international platforms as well as physically through cross border trading. • Protergia recently entered the retail electricity market.
Protergia Group PROTERGIA SA ALUMINIUM S.A. 334 MW CHP Management Only • RES Subsidiaries • 54 MW in operation • 52 MW (wind farms) under construction • 700 MW under development PROTERGIA AGIOS NIKOLAOS SA 444 MW CCGT KORINTHOS POWER S.A. 437 MW CCGT 100% 65%
The future of Greek Gas and Power Markets: Looking ahead with optimism and realism The future of power generation • Future of gas to power • Liberalization Progress
Gas’ role in the Greek electricity system: Gas remains a basic fuel for power generation Exhausted capabilities? Future Jan-Apr 2014 - SCADA Jan-Apr 2013 - SCADA 20% of total System needs Future Yearly variability Future ? Maximum usage of Interconnection Capacity Future ? Future
Gas’ role in the Greek electricity system: Generation adequacy Study prepared by ENTSO-E
Gas’ role in the Greek electricity system: Load following through ramping capability Interconnected System’s net load, 14.03.2014 Ramp Down 2 GW Ramp Up Ramp Up 3 GW Ramp Down 4hours 1,0 GW 1,5 GW 2hours 5hours 4hours
Current VS Intended situation of the Greek electricity market Asymmetry
Transforming optimism to realism: Restructuring of the Greek electricity market RAE’s roadmap, November 2012 Ministerial Council’s Act, July 2013 Transitory Measures • Modification of wholesale market rules • NOME type products (third party access to lignite energy) • Small PPC • Strategic investor in PPC • TSO’s ownership unbundling Long Term Permanent Status • Adaptation to EU’s target model
Modification of wholesale market rules To be elaborated and defined by the Regulator ensuring short, medium and long term capacity adequacy and response to peak demand in a cost effective way and in compliance with relevant EU guidelines.
NOME-type procedures • NOME-type procedures aim at opening the retail market. • No impact on power plants’ financials. • NOME-type procedures shall ensure third-party access to energy produced by lignite-fired plants owned and operated by PPC and not directly to the plants. • NOME is a transitional measure to be abolished by the time small PPC is transferred to third party ownership.
Small PPC Recent Draft Law for selling 30% of PPC • In principle, positive move, towards real energy market liberalization. • Should aim to create symmetric competition in generation, leading • to long term competition in retail and lower prices to the consumer. Issues TBD: • Inclusion of PPC’s lowest efficiency CCGT in the package • Forced transfer of consumers instead of voluntary - competition driven - change of supplier (should already be realized through NOME if successfully designed)