Logo resmonitor Countries

Lack of available information regarding connection points in Hungary

Last update: 2022-01-07

Let's Start
Solar power
Wind power
Hydro power
Last update on this barrier

Grid regulation and infrastructure

Predictability / transparency of connection procedure

RES generators do not have transparent access to free grid connection points DSOs have to offer. There is no transparent database publicly available that would allow for investors to acquire data. One of the reason for this is that speculative investors used to request information on connection points which they would then book without consequences. This increased the administrative lag and impeded “real” investors from moving their projects forwards, since speculators did not withdraw their bookings. DSOs have then introduced costs for data queries. While this impedes speculative activities, it limits access to information. The government has recently introduced a decree that would oblige the TSO and DSOs to announce free capacities every six months, allowing investors to subsequently book capacities for a fee. The efficacy of this measures is yet to be tested. The matter is primarily an issue for larger solar PV projects, it does not fundamentally impede rooftop PV, because those looking to install these have much better access to the grid and face fewer grid-related bottlenecks.

Tech //

Affected technologies

This online database provides information on barriers and best practices for wind onshore, wind offshore, PV rooftop and PV ground-mounted technologies.

Solar power

RES-E PV ground-mounted



Solar power

RES-E PV rooftop





Competent authorities

For Lack of available information regarding connection points

Authority (Original name) Authority (English) Link
Innovációs és Technológia MinisztériumMinistry of Innovation and TechnologyVisit
Magyar Energetikai és Közmű-Szabályozási HivatalHungarian Energy and Utility Regulatory AuthorityVisit

Other Barriers?