RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, is close to completing its processing effort for a backlog of some 1,400 RES license applications representing approximately 24 GW in wind and, primarily, solar projects.
RAE’s processing of a backlog of applications submitted during four cycles from September, 2018 to June, 2019 has been completed, while the authority’s examination of applications submitted in September, 2019 is expected to be completed within the next few days, sources informed.
Once RAE officials complete their processing of last September’s applications, they will begin work on applications submitted last December, which should result in the completion of processing work for the entire backlog by the end of this month, officials have estimated.
A small fraction of the RES license applications submitted during the four cycles between September, 2018 to June, 2019 were rejected. More specifically, of 811 applications examined by the energy authority, 246 were granted production licenses for 1.522 GW in wind energy projects and 430 investment plans were given licenses for 6.2 GW in solar projects.
Meanwhile, public consultation staged by RAE for new rules concerning producer certificates in the RES and combined heat and power (CHP) domains has been completed.
A new platform being developed by RAE for producer certificates will be simple, safe and transparent, and also linked to platforms operated by other entities, including DAPEEP, the RES market operator, so that applications may be swiftly processed, authority officials have informed.