RAE working on simplifying RES production license procedures

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, is looking to simplify RES production licensing procedures as a result of accumulating solar and wind energy applications submitted over the past 15 months.

The authority is examining the existing licensing procedure for revisions, including to the legal framework, which could make proceedings swifter. It will then forward a report to the energy ministry.

Applications for renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 7,979 MW were submitted to RAE between December, 2017 and December, 2018. Of these, 3,479 MW concern wind energy, 4,235 MW are for solar energy projects, while the remainder concern other technologies.

Wind and solar energy applications for a further 2,503 MW were submitted to the authority in March.

Besides the bureaucracy and considerable inflow of applications, a staff shortage issue at RAE has also delayed processing.