In latest days, scores of renewable power corporations in Spain made bulletins that that they had acquired beneficial environmental impression assessments (EIAs) for his or her wind and photo voltaic tasks simply earlier than the deadline for getting this key doc within the allowing course of expired on January 25.
The clock began ticking when the Spanish authorities accredited the Royal Decree-Regulation (RDL) 23/2020 on June 23, 2020, which went into pressure on June 25 that 12 months. The regulation coated a number of floor, however for renewables, it introduced new guidelines for a way the allowing course of would work from then on.
In accordance with the RDL 23/2020, some builders had 22 months to acquire the EIA. The deadline was pushed as soon as, for 9 months to January 25, 2023, to present authorities time to evaluate the mountain of information. As these 9 months have been coming to an finish, the query was not whether or not undertaking builders noticed the deadline, however whether or not the central and regional governments in control of issuing EIAs would have the ability to handle the workload on time.
The next are a number of the Spanish corporations that reported success with acquiring a beneficial EIA earlier than January 25:
Grenergy Renovables SL (BME:GRE) mentioned it had the inexperienced mild for 3 photo voltaic PV tasks in Spain, totalling 472 MW. The tasks are the 250-MW Tabernas, the 50-MW Jose Cabrera and the 172-MW Ayora.
Spanish utility Naturgy Vitality Group SA (BME:NTGY) mentioned it had obtained beneficial EIAs for 18 wind and photo voltaic undertaking with a complete of 1,300 MW. Amongst these is the corporate’s largest photo voltaic PV undertaking in Spain, the 300-MW Campo de Aranuelo.
Spanish unbiased energy producer (IPP) Opdenergy Holding SA (BME:OPDE) mentioned it had 2,320 MW of tasks within the paperwork that needed to meet the January 25 deadline. These embrace 1,101 MW coated by the IPP’s settlement with renewables investor Bruc Vitality at hand over the tasks at ready-to-build stage.
Spanish photo voltaic power developer Solaria Medio y Ambiente SA (BME:SLR) mentioned its 3,985 MW of tasks have been regulated by the RDL 23/2020, and it had obtained beneficial EIAs for all of them earlier than the deadline expired.
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