Pending RES issues, some mature, awaiting next energy ministry

The country’s next energy ministry to be shaped following the forthcoming July 7 elections will face a series of renewable energy sector challenges requiring immediate action, even though all the pre-electoral talk has admittedly paid minimal attention to these.

A number of pending RES sector issues have reached a mature stage as preliminary regulatory work has already been fully processed by RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, meaning these cases now await related ministerial decisions for completion.

The needed simplification of RES licensing procedures for electricity generation is a key matter. A file on this matter will be awaiting the new energy ministry’s personnel following this Sunday’s elections.

Another pending issue concerns competitive procedures for non-mature RES projects, still requiring a legislative revision.

As for hybrid power station tariff pricing issues, RAE has completed a related study but has yet to produce a full report for the energy ministry.