Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Transition has authorized environmental permits for 170 of the 201 files

Ministry of Ecological Transition has evaluated 201 Environmental Impact Statement (DIA) for several other renewable projects (wind and photovoltaic), all of which accounted for valuations in excess of 50 MW (and they were in order), as Cineco Dias announced today. According to official data from the department headed by Teresa Ribera, 192 have been positive, 22 negative; Eight files have been archived due to improvements or lack of information and one has been closed due to developer withdrawal.

Today is the last day for both the ministry and the autonomous communities (responsible for analyzing DIA requests for projects under 50 MW) to notify the results of the said evaluation. whether they do not respond, as has been the case with several petitions processed in different autonomous communities (Galicia, Catalonia and the Valencian Community), as if they have been rejected, the promoter loses the right to the connection which was given to him in his day electric network, however they will collect the guarantee. Will be able to continue with the construction of the rest of the plants.

Vice President for Ecological Transition, Teresa Riberahas defended that a favorable DIA for these renewable projects means making A deployment “with all guarantees” This energy, as the citizens demand. Speaking to the press at an event organized by the Spanish Energy Club, Ribera explained that, pending final data, some of these 170 favorable files still subject to conditions,

For the minister, the achievement of this declaration allows the projects to “strengthen their sustainability” and guarantees that their environmental impact is minimal. In this sense, it is also underlined that there should not be an acceleration of processes which are less rigid In their application, so that they do not affect the environmental protection and benefits for citizens of the implementation of more renewable energy. However, he also pointed out that the administration “cannot be overwhelmed” by projects that are “just an idea” and do not have the potential to turn the network around.

With regard to the work done between the autonomous communities and the government, which he criticized for forcing the deadline that expires today and not extending it (this would have been the third extension), the minister assured that all administrations were “Know” that the teams assigned to perform this activity were not sized correctly for the volume of projects.

“Some sectors have been more agile and others slower, although they all coincide need to speed up the process To guarantee a declaration that is important from the point of view of social peace”, he expressed. However, he emphasized that technological relations have at all times been fluid and that communities have taken it for granted. “a great effort”
Despite the fact that it will still take some time to get the “final photo”. In particular, until a month from now, when Red Eléctrica communicates how many projects have lost the right to connect.

Central and regional administrations have 60,000 MW (a thousand projects) on the table waiting to receive DIA (20% have corresponded with the ministry). Most of them photovoltaic, a third having been notified earlier this year and the majority, in recent days, following an acceleration from the ministry and autonomous governments. It is estimated that on average 80% have been positive.

Many companies have continued to receive notifications even today and are waiting to get the latest till 12 midnight tonight.

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