PV production storage ‘subsidized but not permitted’, association notes

Although storage of PV-produced electricity, an ability that has developed into a key part of the international energy market, is subsidized through the EU’s new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funding program, the process, quite paradoxically, is not permitted by current Greek regulations, HELAPCO, the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies, has pointed out.

The association made note of the nonsensical situation in a letter forwarded to HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator. The letter, obtained by energypress, requests that the operator proceed with clarifying specifications for the installation of electricity storage facilties concerning photovoltaic systems.

Forwarded by HELAPCO – locally acronymed SEF – to the operator’s director, Nikolaos Hatziargyriou, the letter underlines that the Economy, Development and Tourism Ministry recently launched NSRF funding procedures for PV facility storage systems, a development that makes necessary the immediate preparation of specifications by the operator.

“Understandably, subsidizing something which, in practice, is not permitted, is, if anything, paradoxical,” underlines the HELAPCO letter.