The time needed by investors to secure RES project and energy storage licenses will be reduced to less than two years, from five at present, according to a RES licensing simplification draft bill prepared by the energy ministry, expected to be announced within the next few days.
Through the simplified licensing procedure, the ministry will aim to facilitate RES licenses representing a total capacity of 12,000 MW and investments estimated at 10 billion euros by 2030.
The ministry’s legislative initiative will be carried out over two stages, the first concerning RES and energy storage project licenses, and the second offshore wind farms.
The revisions will enable investors to push ahead with licensing steps simultaneously rather than successively, as is the case at present.
Also, the procedure will include criteria filtering out prospective RES applicants deemed to not be genuinely interested in developing projects.