RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, overloaded with a backlog of RES production license applications ahead of a new round, will discuss its pressing situation with the energy ministry’s secretary-general Alexandra Sdoukou at a meeting tomorrow.
The energy ministry will then decide on a date for the new round of applications. Officials have scheduled a next round for October, also stipulated by law. RES investors have expressed heightened interest during the approach.
RAE is concurrently examining older applications submitted until June, 2018, applications lodged between October, 2018 and December, 2019, and also preparing new terms for the forthcoming applications.
Older applications submitted until June, 2018 are being processed with support from software designed specifically for this purpose. These applications, numbering approximately 300, will also need to be examined, one by one, by the RAE board.
Similar software is also being used for the processing and examination of applications submitted between October, 2018 and December, 2019. Though this process is simpler, the numbers are bigger, tallying some 1,400.
RAE still has plenty of work to do to finalize a detailed proposal for producer certificate terms, intended to simplify the RES licensing procedure. Once ready, this proposal will need to be forwarded to the energy ministry, which, in turn, must sign a ministerial decision to bring the plan into effect.
Record-level interest by RES investors has been projected for the next round of applications. Two previous rounds that had been scheduled for March and June were not staged.