RAE proposes 3-MW lower-limit for wind energy auction tariffs

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, has forwarded a proposal that would permit wind-energy project investments of 3 MW or more to take part in auctions for tariff levels. The authority has also proposed a lower limit of 6 MW for wind-energy investments by cooperatives.

Based on this proposal, prospective RES projects whose capacities are below the aforementioned levels will not be able to secure tariffs concerning payments for production through auctions.

An energy ministry amendment that was ratified at the end of 2016 specifies stipulates that wind-energy projects of less than 6 MW cannot take part in auctions for tariffs but, instead, will be compensated for their output based on preset feed-in premiums of 98 euros per MWh.