Over 20% of older RES applications no longer valid

Between 20 and 30 percent of older RES project applications submitted to power grid operator IPTO have been cancelled as a result of the failure of project investors to deliver letters of guarantee by a November 4 deadline.

This deadline has essentially served as a filter removing abandoned RES projects for which grid capacity bids had been submitted by investors.

The cancelled RES applications represent a total capacity of 4 to 6 GW, while investors behind RES projects representing between 14 to 16 GW reconfirmed their interest.

Authorities estimate that available grid capacity for these older RES applications will total 6.5 GW, meaning grid capacity will still be insufficient to host all these projects.