IPTO moves fast to issue 4,250 MW in RES connection offers

Power grid operator IPTO has issued connection offers totaling a capacity of 4,250 MW for RES projects seeking grid space since the arrival of a recent ministerial decision signed last August and revised in late January to shape the procedure’s details, including its fast-track priority system.

The operator has also received a substantial number of applications for a first wave of standalone batteries representing a total capacity of 5,340 MW. These applications have already received environmental permit, meaning the turnout for an upcoming investment support program expected to be staged by the end of June will be considerable.

A ministerial decision will need to be issued this month so that a first auction may be staged within Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) fund deadlines.