CRES is the Greek national centre for Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Energy Saving (ES). It is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change, and has financial and administrative independence. CRES has a scientific staff of more than 110 highly qualified engineers and other scientists (most of them holding a PhD Degree). Its main goal is the promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, as well as the support of related activities taking into consideration the environmental impacts on energy supply and use.

CRES’ funding is provided mainly by the European Union, through the Centre’s participation in competitive EU programmes, by the Ministry of Environment Energy and Climate Change and other Ministries, through CRES’ participation in national projects, as well as from work carried out on behalf of third parties (industry, investors, etc.).

CRES has special knowledge and experience in energy needs, analysis of building stock and urban spaces as well as in identification of supply potential from RES of other distributed resources in an area of interest. Moreover, it conducts planning scenarios and action plans for the Greek state, providing them with feasible solutions for the achievement of RES production and energy efficiency national targets derived by the EU 20 – 20 – 20.

CRES has a dynamic presence in Greece and internationally, with innovative research results and a large number of contracts for the Greek Government, the European Commission and Governments of non-European countries, concerning the planning, evaluation and realisation of energy investment projects.

To find out more about CRES see their website CRES/InSmart