Greek legislators have approved the country’s first offshore wind law, which could clear the way for the construction of at least 2GW of by 2030.

In the coming months the government in Athens is now slated to issue several decrees specifying offshore wind zones and auction criteria, WindEurope said.

Most of the targeted capacity is likely to come from floating wind due to the deep waters in the Greek part of the Mediterranean Sea. Wind speeds at sea often exceed 8 to 10 metres per second in Greece, particularly in the Aegean Sea islands, according to a report by Norton Rose Fulbright.