Energy Law covers the regulations applicable to the production, distribution and development of energy resources. Renewable energies, as clean and almost inexhaustible resources, have gained great importance in Spain in recent years.

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Green Hydrogen in Spain, the applicable legal framework for project development

Green hydrogen appears to be a hot topic in the renewable energy sector. Many argue that Spain could be the ideal place for developing these projects, thanks to its plenty of sun and available land. Learn more about the legal framework for the development of “green hydrogen production projects in Spain.

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Energy law in Spain (4): Innovations for identifying and securing free grid capacity of the electricity grid

The changes introduced by Royal Decree-Law 23/2020 and Royal Decree 1183/2020 include important innovations regarding the future identification of free network capacity for energy projects in Spain and grant important benefits in cases of hybridization of projects. The new regulation also provides clarity in the case of modification of projects that already have grid connection and feed-in authorization.

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Energy law in Spain (3): Applicable deadlines for project development and their consequences

Renewable energy projects development in Spain requires a security deposit of EUR 40/kW. Linking this requirement to strict deadlines is encouraging active projects. Learn more about the most relevant regulations: Royal Decree-Law 23/2020, dated June 23, 2020, and the latest Royal Decree 1183/2020, dated June 23, 2020.

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Energy Law in Spain (2): The Interlocutor Único de Nudo (IUN)

Royal Decree 1183/2020, of 29th December 2020, includes substantial modification regarding the granting procedure concerning grid connection feed-in permits for energy projects in Spain. Important innovations concern the unification of the procedure for the award of grid connection and feed-in permits as well as the often-criticised ‘Interlocutor Único de Nudo’ (IUN). Learn about the most relevant aspects of the new regulation!

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Access rights and grid connection to transmission and distribution networks in Spain, Circular 1/2021

NCMC’s Circular 1/2021, dated 20 January, develops a regulatory framework whose primary purpose is to facilitate grid access to electricity producers, including energy storage facilities. It removes obstacles that could prevent access to new market operators and electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Energy Law in Spain (1): New regulation for grid connection and feed-in permits

Royal Decree 1183/2020, of 29th December 2020, introduces relevant modifications on grid connection and feed-in permits for energy projects in Spain. An overview of the essential aspects of the new regulations.

The enforcement of financial guarantees in photovoltaic projects

The enforcement of financial guarantees in photovoltaic projects: The Royal Decree-law 23/2020

Royal Decree-law 23/2020 approves a new framework that identifies a series of steps to develop energy projects in Spain. It highlights a higher degree of compliance and certainty for the energy market but implies a higher level of risk for developers and investors.

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Royal Decree 960/2020: the new economic regime for renewable energies

Royal Decree 960/2020 in Spain approves the new economic regime for renewable energies for electricity production facilities. It will be granted through an auction system and regulated by ministerial order.

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5 Steps to Build a Power Plant in Spain

The 5 steps to build a power plant in Spain include: securing land rights, requesting access points and network connection, depositing the guarantees, preparing environmental studies and obtaining permits and licenses

The EPC and EPCM contracts

The EPC contract versus the EPCM contract

Determining the ideal contract for an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) project has a direct effect on the risks and costs of the project and can condition the efficiency of the execution of the work.