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Capacity Market to Support Renewables in Spain

By | 2021-05-12T13:23:45+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the deadline for submitting allegations to the Draft Order that creates a capacity market in the Spanish electricity system is over. A long-awaited regulation by agents of the electrical system since the penetration of variable renewable energy, such as photovoltaic and wind, is continuously growing and will continue to do so. It [...]

What will the future of biogas in Spain be like?

By | 2021-03-09T11:14:49+00:00 March 9th, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

Biogas should be considered within the global energy system forecasts for the coming years, although as with all technologies, the future will be shaped by innovation, energy policies and market developments among other factors, so the next few years will be crucial. Description Biogas is a mixture of methane, CO2 and small amounts of other gases [...]

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The National Fund for the Sustainability of the Electricity System: First Impressions

By | 2021-03-04T10:46:46+00:00 March 4th, 2021|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

The transition to a completely decarbonized economy depends on a series of factors identified in the Government's energy planning: Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) 2021-2030, Long-Term Decarbonization Strategy 2050 and Draft Climate Change Law and Energy Transition. The objective is to achieve decarbonisation in the most effective and efficient way possible, enabling the necessary [...]

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What is going on with the European gas prices? From one extreme to the opposite

By | 2021-01-21T11:30:03+00:00 January 21st, 2021|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

2021 starts with the hangover of a 2020 year to forget and a meteorological phenomenon that this winter has shaken the European gas markets. And by the way, it has contributed the wholesale power market break price records as well. All of this ended up in gas price levels never seen before (both for high prices [...]

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Electro-intensive industry costs in Spain and at European level

By | 2020-11-27T12:09:36+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal, Spain|Tags: , , |

Little by little the government is promoting big industry, but it still needs a bigger push to keep them in Spain in a competitive way and to contribute to the economic recovery, that is why it is necessary to increase the funds within the framework of the Electrointensive Statute. The electro-intensive The electrointensive industry is that [...]

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The new economic regime for renewable energy in Spain

By | 2020-11-18T12:33:51+00:00 November 18th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

On November 3, the Royal Decree on the Economic Regime of Renewable Energies (REER) was approved by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge. It is intended for new renewable power and will allow the hybridization between technologies and the expansion and modification of existing facilities and will be compatible with storage. According [...]

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Royal Decree to alleviate the COVID-19 crisis in energy

By | 2020-04-01T12:31:05+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

On Tuesday 31 March 2020, the Council of Ministers approved a new package of economic and social measures to complement and reinforce the measures adopted by the government over the last three weeks to minimise and counteract the impact of COVID-19. For the energy sector, they will benefit electricity and gas suppliers as well as consumers. [...]

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MIBGAS – A fast growing market

By | 2020-02-25T15:36:16+00:00 February 25th, 2020|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

After the shale revolution that boomed the gas market in the U.S.A. and the climate act in China, that intended to rapidly shift from coal to gas in 2017, 2019 was the year that natural gas reshaped the energy mix in Europe. In Spain, this commodity changed dramatically the energy mix as well as the energy [...]

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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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RENEWABLE AUCTIONS, what are they and what is behind the price diversity?

By | 2019-10-01T13:15:32+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

We are immersed in a process of paradigm change where the energy transition to a sustainable model is no longer an option. To this end, various energy policies have been carried out with greater or lesser success to establish the objectives for the energy future of the country / region. However, many renewable energy technologies are [...]

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