Chapter 7

Regulations, Barriers, and Opportunities to the Growth of DERs in the Spanish Power Sector

Eloy Álvarez Pelegry    Orkestra, Bilbao, Spain


Generous regulatory support for renewables in Spain, within the framework of renewable energy plans had serious financial repercussions. This led to a reversal of the legislation with consequences for the deployment of DERs. A dramatic fall in photovoltaic costs and a reduction in prices for electricity storage offer opportunities for photovoltaic self-consumption, in which technology, economics, and regulation all play key roles. In addition, innovation and business models may lead to a disruptive change in the grid. Large-scale penetration of electric vehicles is expected, due to improvements ...

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