Job opportunities arising in the energy-saving sector, SEV report says

Changes currently underway in the Greek economy, technology and its regulatory framework for energy are creating job opportunities in the energy-saving sector, the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV) said in a report released on Tuesday.

The report said that these changes, combined with a European policy on energy focusing on decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization, have already affected and in the near future will continue to affect more strongly, the profile of human resources in the energy sector and the improvement of energy efficiency in enterprises.

SEV said that almost all industrial sectors have reduced energy consumption in the period 2000-2015, with the exception of the aluminiun sector which has raised consumption in the 2008-2015 period. The aluminium industry is the largest industrial energy consumer with a 27 pct share, followed by the non-metal mineral market (24 pct), food/tobacco (17 pct) and chemical-petrochemical (7.0 pct).

The professions expected to benefit from these changes are engineers, electrical engineers, IT, statisticians, among others.