Wind capacity in Hungary is expected to triple to 1 GW from the existing 324.9 MW in the near future, according to senior researcher at the Climate Policy Institute, Balazs Zay. However, there could be some downsides to this trend because wind is more difficult to predict than sunshine and generated electricity cannot be stored and balancing it places an additional burden on the system.
Upgrading existing wind turbines could also significantly increase the amount of electricity generated from wind. He pointed out that the installation of wind turbines will become easier in the future.
On 22 November, Minister of Energy Csaba Lantos announced that an agreement had been reached with the European Commission on the restructuring of the Hungarian wind sector. The so-called safety distance will be reduced from the current 12 kilometers to 700 meters.
The Government will designate the regions where wind turbines can be built, in parallel with the lightening of the regulatory regime.