Friday, January 6, 2017

Spain: Technology Neutral Auction for 3 GW of Renewable Energy Coming Soon

Spain Announces Tender for 3 GW of Renewables (Renewable Energy World)

Map of surface heat flow in the Iberian peninsula. 
Spain’s government has announced it will launch a technology neutral auction for 3 GW of renewable energy capacity at the start of this year.

The announcement came from energy minister Alvaro Nadal on Dec. 14 as he spoke to the nation’s parliament.

Nadal stated that the 3 GW auction is necessary to assure Spain of meeting its binding European Union target for 2020 stipulating that 20 percent of final energy consumption be sourced from renewable energy. Presently, the figure is a little over 17 percent.