Unreasonable separation distance from some local governments A major obstacle to the supply of new and renewable energy
Representative Lee Yong-sun, “We need to expand renewable energy by using public idle land”
[에너지데일리 변국영 기자] Representative Lee Yong-seon, a member of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the National Assembly, argued in a state audit of the 4th Committee of the National Assembly on Small and Medium Enterprises, saying, “The problem needs to be solved. the problem of unreasonable separation distance which restricts new and renewable energy and actively uses public idle land to expand renewable energy.”
Assemblyman Lee said, “Some local governments have set unreasonable separation distances, which is the biggest obstacle to the supply of new and renewable energy.” There should be no unreasonable location restrictions.” To this, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy replied, “We will make guidelines for the separation distance.”
In the United States and Canada, there are cases where there are exceptions to the separation distance within 50 meters, such as the possibility of fire, but most countries have almost no separation distance for solar power. In addition, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has already established the ‘Guidelines for the Location of Solar Power Generation Facilities’ in 2017, and in principle, it prevents local governments from setting a separation distance. However, in the case of houses, roads, and cultural properties, as an exception, the limitation of the separation distance within 100 meters was temporarily allowed for three years, but even this has not been properly observed.
Representative Lee Yong-sun said, “In order to radically spread new and renewable energy, it is necessary to actively use public idle land such as the roof of public institutions, parking lots, roofs of industrial complexes, railways and roads.” “Ministry of Industry, We will get on with the business.”
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