RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, has approved expenditure for the provision of legal services intended to revise and simplify the country’s RES licensing procedures.
The authority deems that the simplification of licensing procedures is absolutely necessary given the enormous number of RES production permit applications that have accumulated at RAE, the authority’s understaffing problem, and the need for swifter processing.
The authority wants legal consultants to put forth legislative and regulatory proposals that will lead to the simplification of licensing procedures, improve transparency and RAE’s effectiveness. These intended improvements ultimately promise to benefit the energy market, consumers and the Greek economy.
Highlighting the growing investment interest in the RES sector, 215 RES production applications for projects with a total capacity of 2.5 GW were submitted during the country’s most recent licensing round.
RES sector companies have repeatedly asked for a simplification of licensing procedures.