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RES Sector Expected Regulatory Changes

On 13 November 2020, the Minister of Environment and Energy announced a series of regulatory interventions in the energy market to be initiated in the very near future.

HEP Announced a Call for Development and Sale of Renewable Energy Sources Projects

The Croatian state-owned electricity company, Hrvatska elektroprivreda d.d., is seeking partners for renewable energy projects. In this respect, the company has launched an open call for expressions of interest for the development and sale of renewable energy source projects.

Call for Technology Specific RES Tenders - July 2020

Authors: Gus J. Papamichalopoulos, Konstantinos Varelas, Manos Nimas, KG Law Firm The current support scheme for RES and CHP projects in Greece was introduced by virtue of Law 4414/2016 (hereinafter referred to as “RES Support Law”) in alignment with the EU Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014 - 2020. The RES Support Law provides for the support of RES electricity production plants on the basis of operating aid in the form of a sliding feed-in premium added to the compensation received from the participation in the electricity market in order to reach a reference…

The 2nd Round of Joint Technology RES Tender April 2, 2020 – RESULTS

The current support scheme for RES projects in Greece was introduced by virtue of Law 4414/2016 in alignment with the EU Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014 - 2020. RES Support Law initiated the sliding feed-in premium operating aid for the Photovoltaic plants and Wind Parks which is secured by having successfully participated in the competitive tenders organised by the Regulatory Authority for Energy .

The Second Round of Technology Specific (PVs & WPs) RES Tenders for 2019

The next round of two technology specific tendering processes for wind (WP) and photovoltaic (PV) parks of capacities of 287,11 and 225,45 MW respectively, are set for 12 December 2019. The applications are to be submitted until 4 November 2019.

Second Call by RAE for RES Tenders

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm discuss the Second Call by RAE for RES Tenders in their latest Energy newsletter. Three months after the conduct of the first round of the RES Tenders, RAE, by virtue of its draft for the Second Call for Tenders, proposed the terms and conditions for three Competitive Procedures for the submission of proposals by renewable power stations. To read the energy newsletter, please click here.

COVID-19

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Energy Sector

In view of the COVID-19 outbreak situation, several packages of emergency measures have been adopted by the Greek Government.The Energy industry overall is one of the sectors which, under the circumstances, is facing several issues and complications due to the suspension of operation of several governmental authorities.

Extension of Deadlines for the Development of RES and CHP Projects Due to COVID-19

The Legislative Act dated 30 March 2020 (G.G. B’ 75/30.03.2020) introduces extensions of several project timetables and their validity period in order to secure the necessary licences and administrative permits/acts. Most notably, the Act addresses the duration of the installation licences which are affected, the conclusion of the binding grid connection offers with the ITO, as well as the deadlines for the electrification of the RES projects.

Extension of Deadlines for the Development of RES Projects are Under Review by the Government Due to Covid-19

With a view to safeguarding RES investments in Greece, the MEE will purportedly seek to postpone the RES investors' obligations most likely for a few months in order to assist the viability of the projects.

Extension of Deadlines for the Development of RES Projects are under Review by the Government due to Covid-19

In view of the ongoing health emergency situation, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (the MEE) is rumored to be keeping an open eye and is allegedly currently drafting a Ministerial Decision, tending to the numerous voices of RES producers whose projects’ development is endangered by the implications of this unprecedented crisis. With a view to safeguarding RES investments in Greece, the MEE will purportedly seek to postpone the RES investors' obligations most likely for a few months in order to assist the viability of the projects.