A new RES support framework prepared by the energy ministry for the European Commission to examine includes provisions for a pilot auction offering tariffs to 200-MW RES projects combining energy storage, energypress sources have informed.
This is the first time a specific tariff-related procedure is being prepared for this category of projects, expected to play an instrumental role on the country’s energy map in the years ahead.
However, it remains unclear when such RES production-energy storage project combinations could mature.
A recent legislative revision delivered by the energy ministry freezes, until the end of the year, applications and issuance of production licenses, environmental permits and connection terms for energy storage projects combining RES units until a related framework is, in the meantime, established.
The new RES support mechanism, nearing finalization as details are being worked on by energy ministry and Brussels officials, is expected to facilitate the continuation of competitive procedures for tariffs until 2025.