The new awakening of the Spanish sector of renewable energy. The more than 8.000 megawatts (MW) of power auctioned in one year will cause investments of about 8.000 million euros, after five years of absolute stop, caused by the cuts initiated by the Zapatero government, and finalized by the Rajoy government.
La photovoltaic solar, the big loser of the first 2 auctions, has seen how at one stroke, in the last auction it obtained more than 3.000 MW of power. This industry estimates that the investments to start the projects before 2020 will amount to about 3.500 million.
La Association of Renewable Energy Companies (APPA) calculates that almost 28.000 jobs direct and indirect to start up the 3.900 MW planned.
La wind industry, that in the bidding last May it took more than 99% of the power, foresees investments for about 4.500 million so that the 4.500 MW that must be ready before December 31, 2019 are a reality.
Collaboration between entities
The sector trusts that all the actors involved, from Promoters a manufacturers, financial entities y Administrations, work hard and above all hand in hand, so that all projects can become a reality. Until now, the development of renewable energies has encountered infinite administrative obstacles, in addition to government cuts.
In the past, for example, in the consumption. Companies even willing to pay the so-called sun tax (it is charged to facilities that exceed 10 kilowatts) see how it is paralyze your projects and investments. As several companies have denounced, such as the Bodegas Torres in Vilafranca del Penedès.
Fortunately, and thanks to European Union law 20 20, the Government It has awarded in just a year and a half a total of 8.737 MW of new green power (4.607 MW of wind, 4.110 MW of photovoltaic and 20 MW of biomass).
In addition, another auction of new capacity for the islands is still pending. If all these projects finally come true, Spain will more than meet your commitments with Europe for 2020.
From Forestalia to ACS
The Cobra company, a subsidiary of the group ACS, chaired by Florentino Pérez, was the big winner of the last auction, with 1.550 MW of photovoltaic power. In this tender, the protagonist has been solar energy, while in May it was wind.
As has been commented several times, at that time, the winner was the Aragonese Forestry, which already swept the January 2016 tender, and obtained 40% of the power in the tender. It has as an ally General Electric and in the background Blackrock.
In fact, as confirmed by the Aragonese company to the media, it has gained 1.200 megawatts (MW) that they will develop mainly in projects in Aragon.
In addition, last year, in the auction that ended the moratorium on renewable energies, the group chaired by Fernando Samper (Forestry) It was awarded more than 400 MW -300 MW of wind power and more than 100 MW of biomass- of the 700 MW that were put into play.
Apart from Forestry, other companies have also won several blocks. For example Gamesa confirm it would have won a 206 MW block. For its part, according to industry sources Gas Natural Fenosa it has gained around 600 MW. Enel Green Power Spain -a subsidiary of Endesa-, would have been awarded 500 MW. However, IberdrolaMeanwhile, it would not have achieved any of the blocks for which it has bid.
A total of 40 companies The more than 5.000 megawatts (MW) awarded in the last renewable auction held in May were distributed, according to the list of winners provided by the Ministry of Energy. Specifically, a total of 30 companies shared the 3.909,1 MW of photovoltaic technology, while another 10 companies acquired more than 1.127,81 MW of wind power.
Giants of the Spanish energy sector have also been awarded power in the May and July auctions. EndesaThrough Enel Green Power y Gas Natural they won 338,6 and 250 MW of photovoltaic. In May, 540 and 667 MW, respectively, of wind power were awarded.
The Forestalia Group was born in Zaragoza in 2011, the result of a long business career previous in the promotion of renewable energies, especially in energy crops and wind energy since 1997.
It currently has energy crops in Spain, France and Italy; build the largest pellet mill and splinter of the country in Erla (Zaragoza); promotes biomass electricity generation plants in Aragon, the Valencian Community and Andalusia, and various wind farms, especially in Aragon.
On January 14, 2016, the Forestalia Group was the largest winner of the auction of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism for the allocation of the specific remuneration scheme to new facilities for the production of electricity from wind and biomass technology. In wind energy, the Forestalia Group was awarded 300 MW, of the 500 MW auctioned; and in biomass, it obtained 108,5 MW of biomass, out of the 200 MW auctioned.
The emergence of the Forestalia Group in the energy market will produce very positive effects: Forestalia is committed to an open, competitive, transparent market, high efficiency, lower costs and, ultimately, more benefits in prices for the consumer
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