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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Royal Decree-law 23/2020 regulates new business models for participating in the electricity system in Spain so far not sufficiently ruled: storage, hybridization, aggregation, and renewable energy communities.
Royal Decree-Law 23/2020 approves energy measures for economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis and represents a boost for renewable energies (RES-E) and the energy transition in Spain.
Solar plants in Spain require many legal requisites, including securing the land rights where they will be located, requesting access points and connection to the electricity grid and depositing guarantees.
Photovoltaic projects in Spain require a pre-construction phase. Phase I consists of the provision of “development services” based on obtaining the necessary permits, licenses and authorisations to initiate the execution of the plant.