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The status quo of “Demand Response”

By | 2020-02-18T12:26:57+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The electricity grid must always be in balance, which means that, at each moment, production must equal consumption. This is a well-known premise and is where the complexity of the electricity market lies. It is well known that the demand for electricity throughout the day and throughout the year is not flat: there are hourly and [...]

The Energy Transition and International Conferences

By | 2020-02-13T14:47:52+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Conference of the Parties (COP's), the Davos Forum, the General Assemblies of the United Nations...little by little the objectives of the international summits begin to have a direct interconnection with the Sustainable Development and the publication of measures at the national level. On Tuesday, the 21st, the date of the Davos Forum, the Council of [...]

Changes to the methodology for calculating transport and distribution fees

By | 2020-01-29T12:07:55+00:00 January 29th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Last Friday the 24th of January the new methodology for the calculation of distribution fees was published in the BOE, after being already communicated in the CNMC circular of last 15th January. With this publication we enter the next phase of the change in methodology that was initiated, debated and contested last year, and about which [...]

THE HISTORY IN SPAIN OF SELF-CONSUMPTION WITH COMPENSATED EXCEDENTS

By | 2020-01-22T15:29:34+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In the Winter package is the directive 2018/2001 whose article 21 on renewable energy self-consumers includes the following message: “Member States shall ensure that self-consumers of renewable energy, individually or through aggregators, have the right to: a) generate renewable energy, including for its own consumption, store and sell its surplus of renewable electricity production,,” A message [...]

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Spain towards the famous demand aggregator

By | 2020-01-14T13:25:20+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In a previous blog, we had already talked about the mechanisms through which Red Eléctrica de España (REE) managed variations in production and consumption forecasts. We recall that management was limited to the supply side, with conventional electricity generation sources and then wind generation, adapting its programmes to resolve the technical restrictions of the system. However, [...]

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A Green Deal for Europe

By | 2019-12-17T15:00:13+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Maybe the European Commission foresaw that the COP25 in Madrid was not going to achieve the ambition they had hoped for, or maybe they just wanted to be first to announce a new ambition plan. In any case last Wednesday, when the COP25 had not even gone into extra time, the European Commission announced The European [...]

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Climate Change Summit 2019 and the challenges of the energy sector in Spain

By | 2019-12-10T11:29:15+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

2019 seems the year in which the climatic emergency rises in the scale of concerns in the so-called developed world. The headlines range from apocalyptic alarmism to those who deny that we have any kind of responsibility in the process. In this scenario, governments announce increasingly ambitious and close decarbonization and sustainability objectives. However, at each [...]

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All markets are down except crude oil, will remain like this?

By | 2019-11-26T14:27:48+00:00 November 26th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , |

The beginning of December will be important for the oil markets. Because there will be an Aramco IPO, and also at the end of next week OPEC will meet. Next December 5th and 6th OPEC will meet with other nations outside the organization led by Russia, in its headquarters in Vienna. At the meeting they will [...]

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Is there an excess capacity in the Spanish electricity grid? What is being done?

By | 2019-11-20T15:20:13+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In a context of economic contraction, where the debate is centred on whether or not the crisis will turn into a recession, the installed capacity of our generation stock continues to grow as a result of the wave of new renewable generation and the promise of electrification of industry and transport. Evolution of electricity demand The [...]

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Why is the gas market down and what to do about it?

By | 2019-11-05T09:46:26+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

European prices of natural gas have been breaking record lows on spot markets, leading to the questions such as: how did it happen? Is there a floor price? What will happen? For the purpose of this article we will focus mainly on the TTF market because it’s currently is the most liquid market in Europe and [...]

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