CRES - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving | Greece

Identity Sheet

Date of creation


Tutelage and Ministry 

Ministry of the Environment and Energy  (MEEN)

Institution status

National Agency



The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) is a government agency supervised by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change. It is financially and administratively independent.

CRES is active in the areas of sources of renewable energy (SRE), rational use of energy (RUE) and energy savings (ES). Its main goal is to promote technological applications in the areas mentioned above both at national and international level.


CRES acts as an advisor to the Greek government and is recognised for its reliability. CRES has a staff of over 120 highly qualified scientists and has participated in over 700 European and national projects. Its action covers, in particular, R&D and demonstration projects, development of energy information systems, feasibility studies, technical and economic studies, market studies and training and promotional activities.

Organization & staff


€2,25M dedicated to EU projects

Number of employees

148 employees

See the organisational structure 



Dr. Spyridon Economou President of Board of Directors

Dr. Lampros Pyrgiotis General Director

Medener contacts

Mr. Markos Damasiotis Director of Development Division
+30 210 660 3325

Ms Louiza Papamikrouli
+30 210 660 3395

Contact information

Mailing address
CRES - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
19th km Marathonos Avenue
GR- 19009 Pikermi

+30 210 6603300
+30 210 600 3308

Millions (2015)
Energy consumption
Tonnes CO2 equivalent
10 tCO2
en 2012
tCO2 / inhabitant
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