Energy Law

06 2024 The energy savings certificates (CAE or ESC)

The Energy Savings Certificates (CAE) System in Spain: Origins, Stakeholders, and Process

The Energy Savings Certificates (ESC System or CAE System in Spain) is a mechanism that incentivizes companies in Spain to invest in energy efficiency under government oversight. It functions by issuing electronic certificates (ESC), which verify the final energy savings achieved after implementing an energy efficiency performance. Additionally, it involves the establishment of a new economically relevant market for trading these instruments with third parties.

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61-2023 Balancing Service Providers in Spain

Becoming a Balancing Service Provider (BSP) in electricity trading in Spain

Becoming a Balancing Service Provider under Red Eléctrica Española involves meeting specific criteria that include financial, technical, and legal aspects. It requires demonstrating economic solvency and technical and operational capacity. Additionally, obtaining authorization to access the electricity grid and strict compliance with regulations are necessary to ensure transparency and efficiency in the electricity supply.

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56 2022 Alternatives to energy commercialisation in Spain

Alternatives to energy commercialisation in Spain

In Spain, the trading status is necessary to sell or resell energy on the market, a lucrative activity, although burdensome in practice for some market players. Collective self-consumption, and the approach of a specific contractual structure, stand out as alternatives to energy commercialisation.

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15 2023 Spain speeds up environmental permits

The European Commission sets the requirements for green hydrogen in the EU

In line with the European strategy to increase the production and use of renewable energy, the European Commission has promoted renewable electricity to produce renewable liquid and gaseous fuels of non-biological origins, such as hydrogen. To this end, it has defined the requirements that hydrogen and other hydrogen-based fuels must meet to be “green”, reducing some of the legal uncertainty.

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55 2022 Collective self-consumption Spain

What is collective self-consumption?

Self-consumption is how a person or company supplies itself with electricity through its installation, instead of buying it from a supplier. Collective self-consumption is a modality in which several persons jointly use a photovoltaic installation to benefit from the energy generated without registering as marketers.

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