MADRID, June 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Red Eléctrica, a subsidiary of Redeia, in its capacity as operator of the electricity grid, on Monday published the new access capacities of the nodes that make up the transport network for connecting future renewable generation plants, the group reported.
This update takes into account the scenarios proposed in the power plan approved in March this year with a horizon up to 2026. This access capacity, which is updated monthly on the company’s website, is calculated according to the methodology set out in the detailed specifications of the decision of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) of May 20, 2021.
The published access capacity, ie the maximum power that new power generation plants can feed into the grid, takes into account technical aspects of operating the power system in order to safely and reliably integrate the largest amount of renewable generation. On this occasion, these technical aspects were adapted to the scenarios proposed by the 2021-2026 electrical planning.
The operator of the electricity system stressed that this information is “particularly relevant” to know the capacity availability of the nodes where new renewable energy is to be connected to the transmission grid.
Red Eléctrica indicated that as part of its transparency and accountability towards the agents involved, it organized an online meeting on June 15 to explain the information guides and documentation available, an event attended by more than 1,400 people. In addition, the company makes available all available information about the request for access and connection to the network in its customer service portal.
Currently, the Spanish electricity system has more than 114,600 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, of which 57.3% corresponds to renewable technologies.
This renewable presence in the Spanish generation park, as well as favorable weather conditions, meant that 46.7% of the electricity produced annually in 2021 came from renewable sources.
With an investment of 6,964 million euros, this replanning 2021-2026 is a strategic tool that will expand the necessary infrastructure so that Spain can continue to receive a quality electricity supply and continue to advance the decarbonization of its energy model and in the fight against climate change.
The measures included in the plan will size and prepare the transmission grid over the coming years to be able to connect and integrate a new contingent of renewable generation at the pace set by the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec). available to consumers. It is estimated that thanks to this roadmap, renewable energies will account for 67% of the national electricity generation mix in 2026.