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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 [...]

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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Energy sector and the General Elections 2019 – What proposals do coalitions bring to their programs? Coalition of the Left (PSOE, PODEMOS)

By | 2019-04-16T13:24:08+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

We are in the middle of the electoral period for the holding of 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 enter the debate of the programs, but we will do a quick analysis of the proposals [...]

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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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Algeria’s protests: another wake up call for Europe

By | 2019-03-26T15:17:40+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian president whose candidacy fuelled weeks of protests in his nation, announced on March 11 that he would not seek a 5th (!) term in office. If the reader is not interested in Foreign Politics, this may seem a dull issue, nevertheless it gains another importance if I tell you that Spain imports [...]

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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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Spain road to energy transition: Prequel

By | 2017-10-26T13:11:23+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

While most of the economies are providing action plans and laws on energy transition, which is probably the central element of the fight against climate change, Spain stays behind. In fact, in recent years it has experienced a setback in terms of renewable energy generation. Spain still have not approved a law on climate change that [...]

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The nuclear problem…

By | 2017-07-21T13:21:45+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

Nuclear energy remains a major source of debate and the lack of consensus on EU energy policies does not help dispel doubts. To maintain stability, electricity consumption and meet the goals of climate change, nuclear is not the ultimate solution, but it still plays a vital role. This source of generation is the basis on two [...]

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