Brazil's Bahia to speed up enviro licensing process - report
Bahia's government is working to speed up the environmental licensing process for energy projects in the state, news website Canal Energia reported Monday.
The average time it takes to get a license in the state is four months, considered fast by national standards. According to the governor Rui Costa, accelerating this further would increase the possibility of winning more renewable energy projects in the upcoming energy auctions.
Costa, who spoke at the official completion of Gamesa's nacelle assembly facility in Bahia state, wants the companies based in Bahia to receive financial backing for research and development (R&D) efforts in the state. According to him, as important as having wind manufacturers is to have the research done in this sector in the state. "We want to make sure the researches impact the economy of Bahia" said Costa, as cited by Canal Energia.
The governor also intends to present to President Dilma Rousseff plans for additional transmission projects, which are key for the state's energy future.