Brussels close to approving hybrid RES support system for islands

The European Commission is close to approving a support system for hybrid RES auctions concerning new projects on non-interconnected islands, as minor adjustments are now being made to the existing proposal before the green light is given by Brussels, the energy ministry has informed.

The support system will offer prospective investors tariffs for new projects, while the capacities to be offered at these sessions will be determined by connection terms set by distribution network operator DEDDIE/HEDNO.

Besides taking into account the number of hybrid RES stations each non-interconnected island will be able to host, the operator will also consider the period during which respective islands are planned to be linked with the mainland grid, as it would be pointless to install too many RES units on islands in the present, for greener energy mixes, it they are to be interconnected in the near future.