Spain’s energy ministry is preparing an auction for 500 MW of wind energy and 200 MW of biomass power for the first time since the approval of the energy reform.
The new capacity will be necessary according to the ministry’s ongoing planning for the electricity and gas sectors.
The wind power plants will be installed within five years and will imply EUR 21 million (USD 22.5m) in extra costs a year thereafter, while biomass will require a further EUR 130 million a year. In both cases, the costs will be included in the electricity tariff once the plants go into operation.
For the wind power, the government will offer options for installation of a new capacity or renewal of existing turbines, in continental Spain or the islands.