RES investors adding storage units for grid connection priority

A considerable number of RES investors are opting to add energy storage units to their prospective renewable energy projects in order to gain priority status for grid connections, following incentives offered by authorities.

Since a ministerial decision was signed three and a half months ago by the energy ministry for revisions to a connection terms framework, RES investors have submitted applications for energy storage additions to prospective RES projects representing a total capacity of 1,380 MW.

According to the ministerial decision, RES projects combining storage units that do not absorb energy from the grid will be given priority status for connection terms offered by IPTO, the power grid operator. RES units must not exceed 250 MW to be valid for priority connection status.