Peloponnese private RES limits to be lifted, 100 MW available

Current limits not permitting individuals to install new RES units in the Peloponnese, a region long regarded by authorities as saturated, can now be lifted according to power grid operator IPTO and distribution network operator DEDDIE/HEDNO.

Both operators have determined that vacant grid space has become available for new RES units, estimating the free space at approximately 100 MW.

For quite some time, small and big-scale RES investors have expressed tremendous interest to install new RES units, mainly PVs, in the Peloponnese, but have been held back by the limits set for the region.

In response to the latest news from the two operators, the energy ministry appears set to proceed with a legislative amendment that will also offer grid access to individuals, not just energy communities, in the Peloponnese, as is the case at present.

This however will previously require an official proposal by the two operators to RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, which, in turn, will need to set new limits concerning RES capacity absorption in the Peloponnese.

Once completed, these actions will have paved the way for the energy ministry to proceed with the required legislative revisions, to also specify the technical profiles of units that will be able to utilize the available grid capacity.