Greece, also known as Hellas and officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in south-eastern Europe. Situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece has land borders with Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the twelfth longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a vast number of islands (approximately 1400, of which 227 are inhabited), including Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Ionian Islands among others. Eighty per cent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).

Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilisation of ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. As such, it is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, medicine, major scientific and mathematical principles and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy. This legacy is partly reflected in the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece. The modern Greek state was established in 1830, following a victorious uprising against Ottoman rule.

Market Size
Capital Athens
Area 131957 Km2
Population 10939771 
GDP n/a
Consumption 52.3 TWh
Peak load 10.610 GW


ADMIE, the Independent Power Transmission Operation (IPTO or ADMIE) undertakes the role of Transmission System Operator for the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System and as such performs the duties of System operation maintenance and development so as to ensure Greece's electricity supply in a safe, efficient and reliable manner.