The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) is the Greek organisation for
Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Energy Saving (ES). CRES has
been appointed as the national co-ordination centre in its area of activity. It is a public entity, supervised
by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and has financial and administrative independence. Its main
goal is the research and promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, as
well as the support of related activities, taking into consideration the principles of sustainable
CRES has a scientific staff of more than 120 highly qualified and experienced multidisciplinary scientists
and engineers. Its organisational structure comprises of the following units:

  • Division of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Division of Energy Efficiency
  • Division of Energy Policy and Planning
  • Division of Development Programmes
  • Division of Financial and Administrative Services