RES license simplification proposals forwarded by RAE

RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, has delivered, for public consultation, a set of proposals aiming to simplify licensing procedures for renewable energy production.

The authority’s proposals focus on the simplification of assessment criteria used for RES production applications, primarily wind and solar energy facilities, as well as immediate processing of applications through transparent and objective means.

The recently elected conservative New Democracy government’s energy ministry has pledged it will take action to simplify licensing procedures in the RES sector. Current delays, which can take years, are affecting investment activity.