Amendment to the Electricity Act is in the pipeline relating to renewable energy in Hungary

A new bill on the amendment to the Electricity Act designates a separate section for the special rules on wind turbines. The new provisions assign the power to the Hungarian Government to define the number of building permits and occupation permits that can be issued for the construction and/or the use of wind turbines and wind farms, and to limit their maximum capacity in each calendar year. The new rules does not allow to construct wind turbines or wind farms on world heritage areas or on protected nature areas specified by the law.

The new amendment defines the deadline for the relating proceeding of the special (sub-) authorities, as well as the period after which the given building permit shall become ineffective. In addition, the extension of the validity period of such building permit will be excluded.

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