The Spanish government approves the new royal decree on clean energy. Green light for a series of measures aimed at promoting the energy transition “in an orderly and rapid manner”.
Yes to rapid growth in renewable energies, but avoiding speculation and market distortions. This is the objective that Spain has set itself on its path to energy transition. The rules are defined by the Royal Decree approved by the Pedro Sánchez government and aimed at the growth of the new national green capacity.
The measure intervenes in the Spanish renewable energy regulatory apparatus, reducing bureaucracy and revising some basic mechanisms. But above all, it introduces ad hoc measures to fight against green energy speculators.
The objective, as the Ministry of Ecological Transition explains in a press release, is to promote, “orderly and quickly“, The path to a 100% renewable electricity system and”promote economic recovery in accordance with the European Green Agreement. The measure removes obstacles to the massive deployment of renewable energy sources, defines new business models and promotes energy efficiency […] a stable framework is established which will allow Spain to exploit its potential in terms of job creation and economic activity. “
The decree regulates the regulation of access permits and the connection to the electrical network of installations, ensuring that these rights are associated with real projects. Currently, in fact, there are a large number of applications in both wind power and photovoltaics, which have no real project behind them.
Another novelty, renewable auctions will be based on the price of energy. The procedures will be cost effective and will have to distinguish the different production technologies according to their technical characteristics, their size, their levels of manageability, criteria of location and technological maturity. They will also take into account the particularities of renewable energy communities in order to be able to compete for access to the remuneration framework on an equal footing with the other participants.
Finally, the measure simplifies the bureaucratic process and the development of new projects, and integrates new business models into the Spanish legal system. This is the case, for example, with accumulation systems or hybrid installations, which allow several technologies to be combined in the same installation.