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The costs of managing the Spanish Electricity System in 2018

By | 2019-05-14T13:58:49+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Introduction In an increasingly electrified society, it becomes crucial to understand the cost of consuming electrical energy.  This cost can be divided into four main groups: market purchase, transportation, distribution and other regulated costs and taxes. In this article we will focus on analyzing mainly the costs associated with transmission and grid management and, therefore, directly [...]

Brent, geopolitical conflicts and European dependency

By | 2019-05-07T14:25:26+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Oil, Spain|Tags: , , |

During the last few years we have witnessed geopolitical conflicts that oil prices. On April 22, EE. UU it ended with the exceptions to the Iranian embargo that allowed it to continue exporting to countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. With this, oil peaked since November of last year [...]

Renewables and electric mobility: how Europe intends to meet the challenges of batteries

By | 2019-04-30T13:33:43+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

It is well known that the EU will face a complete structural energy change in the coming years, in order to achieve the ambitious objectives, set out in the Clean Energy For All European Package for the period 2021-2030. In this regulation, renewable energies are the main characters, since their share in the electricity grid will [...]

Energy sector and the General Elections 2019, What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? – Coalition of the Right (PP, CIUDADANOS Y VOX)

By | 2019-04-23T13:49:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are in the middle of the electoral period for the General Elections in Spain and, day after day, we are also receiving information about the promises of the different parties. In this article we will not debate the programs, but we will do a quick analysis of the proposals for the energy sector. According to [...]

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The new life of Self-Consumption in Spain

By | 2019-04-09T13:45:52+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The vision of a decentralized energy generation and a wider participation of renewable sources will require an exponential growth in self-consumption systems, especially in sunny regions like Iberian Peninsula. Still, after 5 years since the first Law framing the self-consumption concept, this alternative to generate and consume power had a shy evolution in Spain due to [...]

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THE ELECTRIC CAR AT THIS BEGINNING OF 2019

By | 2019-04-02T14:56:19+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Car sales in Spain continue to report negative data. The seven consecutive months of drops in registrations worry the main automobile associations. The weakness that the private channel is presenting is specifically worrying. During the month of March 2019, 126,984 units were recorded, 1.3% less than in the same period of the previous year. Although, sales [...]

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Guarantees of Origin (GdO)

By | 2019-03-13T15:31:41+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Increasingly, the concept of "green energy" is an essential requirement when contracting supplies. Whether for corporate social awareness or pure marketing, utilities increasingly use that claim to attract those more sensitive consumers with energy, environmental and ecological issues. What is a GdO? It is a "paper", issued by the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC), [...]

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The roadmap of the energy transition 2021-2030

By | 2019-02-26T14:39:51+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The Council of Ministers approved last Friday, February 22, the referral to the European Commission of the draft National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (NIECP). The road map drawn by the government for the 2030 energy transition has its origin in the Paris agreement of 2015, and the subsequent ratification through the strategic framework on [...]

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TOWARD THE END OF NUCLEAR POWER IN SPAIN

By | 2019-02-26T15:21:45+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

There has been much talk in recent days about the closing dates of nuclear power plants in Spain. At the end of the year, the government did not plan to extend the nuclear reactors live beyond 40 years (which would mean starting with the staggered closure in 2021). However, at the end of January, the government [...]

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ELECTRICAL LOSSES AND ITS COLLATERAL IMBALANCES IN POWER SYSTEMS

By | 2019-02-12T13:28:33+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

In any electric power distribution system there are inevitable losses associated with the transport and use of electricity. The peninsular system is not an exception and under the current framework such losses have a strong impact on the bill for final consumers. In this article we briefly analyze the losses of the Spanish system and we [...]

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