Feb 17, 2021

Batteries part of the recently approved Spanish Energy Storage Strategy

Last week, the Spanish government approved the energy storage strategy, targeting some 20 GW of storage capacity in 2030 and reaching 30 GW by 2050 from today’s 8.3 GW.

In this storage strategy, Spain quantified its storage needs in line with its decarbonisation targets established in the national energy and climate plan (NECP), which sets the share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy at 42% by the end of the decade.

Today storage capacities is mainly provided through pumped hydro and concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. But now batteries have been acknowledged as in important part of Spain’s future energy system.

According to the strategy, the government wants to add large-scale batteries in the electricity system, for behind-the-meter batteries a minimum value of 400 MW for 2030 is included and vehicle-to-grid technologies should be advanced.
The strategy defines ten lines of action and 66 measures that addresses amongst other topics, the share of storage in the energy system, circular economy, energy communities and ways for citizen to participate, promoting renewable hydrogen, development of new business models with the goal of recycling and getting a second life out of batteries.


For more information, refer to the strategy (only available in Spanish). Some background information can be accessed here.

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