The Greek energy ministry is planning to increase the capacity of an operational support framework offered at auction for wind and solar energy units with batteries from 200 MW to 1,000 MW, Energypress reports.
The ministry will need to enter discussion with the European Commission for revisions to the existing support system, already approved by Brussels.
Under the current format, the support framework provides for operational support of RES projects with a total capacity of 4,145 MW, of which 3,750 MW concerns standard PV and wind energy units without energy storage systems.
Increasing the capacity of renewable energy projects equipped with batteries is a proactive measure favored by local authorities to address issues related to grid overloading and the curtailment of green energy output.
This approach aims to enhance the flexibility and reliability of the power grid while minimizing the need to curtail renewable energy generation during periods of high production.
The expectation is that renewable energy source output cuts will become more frequent in the future as a result of continued growth in RES penetration.
RES units equipped with batteries also promise to serve as an antidote for grid saturation points anticipated in coming years.