Wind power has increased by 175 MW in Spain in 2013, the lowest rate of growth in 16 years

The wind sector installed 175 MW in Spain in 2013, up 0.77% on a year-by-year basis. This is the lowest growth rate in the sector since 1997, the year in which it was regulated for the first time in the Electrical Sector Law. On December 31st total accumulated power in the sector stood at 22,959 MW according to data compiled by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE).

This installed power is 2,000 MW below the 24,988 MW envisaged in the Renewable Energies Plan (PER) 2011-2020, approved by the Cabinet on November 11th 2011 to meet European Directive 28/2009 on renewable energies. The report dated December 17th of last year by the CNMC about the draft Royal Decree on renewables, cogeneration and waste indicates that