PLANNING AND PERMITTING

Help for permitting in Finland

Help for permitting in Finland

The national helpdesk for renewable energy in Finland is located in the ELY of South Ostrobothnia. They can also help with hydrogen-related issues. A manual of procedures is currently being updated, which will provide a more comprehensive description of how to proceed with hydrogen-related projects. The BotH2nia network supports the work by producing and sharing information for project developers, municipal decision-makers and various authorities. The theme will meet in small group discussions as needed, in order to carry out current tasks.

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Obstacles to wind projects identified - how can movement forward be achieved?

In order to identify the barriers to wind power projects, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment commissioned a study on barriers to wind power projects by FCG Finnish Consulting Group and published the results on 4 October 2022.

Obstacles to wind projects identified

Hydrogen and administrative action

Licensing and zoning processes are generally considered very time-consuming parts of a project’s path from early planning to the launch of production. On the other hand, when preparing for major projects, meticulous planning in areas such as business, infrastructure, contracts, funding, and construction rarely happen very quickly. Comprehensive and easily available objective information on the effects of a project play key roles in keeping the share of activities by officials in the timeline of hydrogen projects to a minimum, and in building trust among different actors.

Hydrogen and administrative action