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15 February 2021
On 1 December 2020 the new Licensing Code, which regulates renewable energy source (RES) production certificates, was published in the Official Journal (B' 5291/2020). The code aims to implement the new RES licensing procedure, as regulated by Law 4685/2020 (OJ A' 92/07.05.2020). The code was published on the day on which the first submission round for the issuance of these certificates started. This last-minute regulation caused uncertainty for interested applicants regarding the application procedure and the required documents and a sense of urgency with respect to collecting such documents. However, this was partially mitigated by the earlier public consultation on the draft code and the extension of the duration of the submission round by 10 days (it ultimately ran from 1 December 2020 to 21 December 2020).
The code regulates the conditions and procedure for the electronic submission of applications for production certificates for RES and high efficiency cogeneration of heat and power (HP CHP) plants other than special projects and production certificates for special projects (eg, hybrid, offshore wind, HP CHP above 35MW, geothermal energy and RES plants that are connected to the interconnected system through submarine cables). Applications for these certificates, as well as for their amendment, must be submitted via electronic form through the platform established for this purpose.
The conditions for issuing RES production certificates include the following:
Finally, if there is no agreement and the above assessment does not lead to a preferred applicant, both applications will be rejected.
Other provisions of the Licensing Code cover the following matters:
For further information on this topic please contact Mira Todorovic Symeonides at Rokas Law Firm by telephone (+30 210 361 6816) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Rokas Law Firm website can be accessed at www.rokas.com.
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