According to the digital medium Expansión, renewable energies will be the cheapest in ten years’ time. Thus, a high percentage of energy production should be directed to renewables sooner rather than later. The EU is moving towards this not-so-distant future. Thus, 86% of the new European installed capacity in 2016 corresponds to renewable energy.
CO2 emissions, the increasing scarcity of fossil fuels or the threat of energy poverty accompany the European Union’s thesis that more and more renewables are needed. Thus, in Spain a management system for renewables is being created with a view to 2020. This year, 40% of Spanish production will have to be renewable if the opinions of Brussels are to be followed.
Big projects for the energy of the future
The production of clean, efficient and intelligent energy -through the use of ICTs in its management- is a fundamental challenge. Therefore, many teams of energy project engineers become involved in the development of large projects.. These systems and constructions, such as the location of turbines offshore and large solar plants, will make it possible to increase production with hardly any disadvantages. However, electricity generation cannot take place without proper power management and sensible planning.
The big names of Spanish electricity, Endesa and Iberdrola, have in their medium and long term plans the implementation of these clean energy production systems. Wind and solar photovoltaic electricity is beginning to generate profits,, as well as the added value that the electricity in our home does not generate carbon dioxide emissions.
However, it is necessary to have the support of the Government and the different administrations so that they can help renewables. Good management and legislation that conforms to it will generate great benefits. The objectives set by Brussels need a commitment from society, companies and governments.
A fast-paced energy plan
In order to meet the targets set by the EU, Spain drew up a plan back in 2011 that envisages generating 43,000 MW of clean electricity by 2020. This will be divided into 35,000 MW of onshore wind power, 7,250 MW of photovoltaic solar power and 750 MW of offshore wind power.
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