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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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Proposal for a change in energy tariffs. What changes could we see in our January invoice?

By | 2019-09-18T10:28:36+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

CNMC has gone on holiday with the homework done and is that before summer has published a proposal to lower in the coming years gas and electricity tolls, 2-3% for domestic and 8-10% for industrial. So, in the premiere of its competition, the corporation has decided to open the Pandora's box of the sector. The proposed [...]

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Key points about PPA’s

By | 2019-09-10T14:34:26+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

What is a PPA A PPA for its initials in English Power Purchase Agreement, is a long-term clean energy purchase agreement from a specific asset and a fixed price, for a specified volume and time horizon. You can tell between a developer and a marketer or between a renewable developer and an end consumer, in this [...]

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European regulations begin to adapt little by little to the 2030 objectives.

By | 2019-07-09T14:34:34+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , |

At the beginning of June, the first guidelines aimed at achieving the 2030 objectives were approved. These directives and regulations went largely unnoticed since they set fairly generic objectives, but their importance is that they are aimed at homogenising the European electricity market. On June 5, the European Parliament approved a directive and three regulations aimed [...]

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The Netherlands in 2030: (Almost) halfway the elimination of greenhouse gasses

By | 2019-06-25T12:58:54+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

After Spain, Italy and Portugal it is now the turn of the Netherlands to feature in the Magnus Blog with its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Like other countries, the NECP of The Netherlands sets out the ambitions for 2030 and describes the measures that will be taken in the period 2021 – 2030 to [...]

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China’s daring energy strategy

By | 2019-05-21T10:33:55+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In absolute terms, China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for more than 25% of the global total. Even in per capita terms, it has just overtaken the European Union average, while still at only half the US level. This reflects an electricity system based 70% on coal, as well as China’s global leadership [...]

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