Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

New reports

February 15, 2011

Since the beginning of this program, we made many reports and assignments. I don’t want to upload all of them, but I would like to share the articles that I personally wrote:

Improvements in the transmission grid network for a succesful wind power integration: In this report I analyzed how the wind power development can be improved in Europe. j

Spatial planning in the region of Galicia. This region in Spain has a lot of installed wind power capacity. Why?

Spanish Wind Power Policy: A brief and simple diagram.


First reports.

September 16, 2010

Master is running fast. After the Power Point presentations which were useful to know the rest of students and analyze the energetic situation in our countries, now it is time to write the reports. I must recognize writing technical reports in English is more demanding as I had expected.

However, I am proud of my work with the few time we had to write them. Here are posted:

Spain: Energy Situation: Briefly report about the Energetic situation in Spain with personal comments.

Spain: Wind Power Situation: Wind Power policies, forecasts, present situation, so on.

Spain Wind Power Development

September 6, 2010

Today Monday, we had another presentation. This time we had to speak about the Wind Power industry in our countries. As you can guess, Spain holds a privileged position in the world with our fourth place.

Again, here is the presentation I have just shown to teachers and the rest of students. Now we need to write the reports and they must contain further information. So, let’s start as soon as possible. :-)

Spanish Energy Comsuption & Production.

September 4, 2010

Finally, we started our Master on Wind Power at Gotland University. After the student presentations, we had some lectures, readings and homeworks. A lot of homeworks.

In our first week, we need to introduce our country and the present situation related to the Energy Comsuption and Production. Here is my presentation.

Spanish Government and Political Opposition make an agreement on Renewable Energies.

July 4, 2010

It was obvious. On Friday 02nd July, Spanish Government announced that will cut to 35% until 2013 the economic grants to Wind Power. Furthermore, it is going to reduce the quantity of Kw/h with subsidies. According to the Government, the goal of these actions is “to guarantee the renewable benefits will be invested on the consumer’s interests and relieve the economic situation.” Government will expect to safe 1.300 million Euros.

Wind Energy corporations had expressed their rejection to any cut on the economic grants, but it looks they couldn’t avoid it. It is early to know the whole consequences of this, but it make sense Spanish Wind companies will be forced even more to expand their action to international markets.


Future of Wind Energy in Spain.

June 26, 2010
Spanish Wind Energy Evolution.

Spanish Wind Power Evolution. Source:

Spain is the fourth world’s biggest producer of wind power behind US, Germany and China with an installed capacity of 16 GW at the end of 2008 (the Spanish annual Power System is 91 GW). It means Wind Energy represents the 17% according to the official report by Red Eléctrica de España (Spanish Power Supply) in 2008.

Spain has grown very fast from the 90’s until now and Wind Energy production has overcome the Coal Power Energy and at this moment, and it is the third Spanish energy resource behind the Combine Cycle and Hydraulic Energy generation.

So, now it is the big question: Is the Wind Power to reach the 30% of Spain’s overall energy production?