Total capacity for PPA-intended RES projects raised to 4 GW

The energy ministry has raised a total capacity set for priority connection-status RES projects in power purchase agreements (PPAs) by 2.5 GW to 4 GW, through a ministerial decision just signed, sources have informed.

Previously, last August, the energy ministry had set a total limit of 1.5 GW for this category of RES projects, placed under a Group B category.

In another noteworthy change brought about by the new ministerial decision, examinations of standalone-battery connection applications will be prioritized for swifter processing, sources informed.

As a result, these applications will be examined along with the aforementioned Group B applications, instead of with lower-tier Group C applications, as specified by preceding terms prior to the fresh ministerial decision.