UPDATE – Extra Spanish firms report averting EIA deadline disaster

In latest days, scores of renewable power firms in Spain made bulletins that they’d obtained 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 permitted the Royal Decree-Law (RDL) 23/2020 on June 23, 2020, which went into drive on June 25 that yr. The regulation lined lots 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 overview the mountain of recordsdata. 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 accountable for issuing EIAs would be capable to manage the workload on time.

The next are among the Spanish firms that reported success with acquiring a beneficial EIA earlier than January 25:

Grenergy Renovables SL (BME:GRE) mentioned it had the inexperienced gentle 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 Power 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 forms that needed to meet the January 25 deadline. These embrace 1,101 MW lined by the IPP’s agreement with renewables investor Bruc Energy 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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