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Spanish Concentrated Solar Power sector asks Europe to start proceedings against Spain


 
 
2013/06/27
 
     

 



The rules violate the principles of reasonable cost and legal certainty, assuming a cut of 37% in concentrating solar power sector revenues.

The rules violate the principles of reasonable cost and legal certainty, assuming a cut of 37% in concentrating solar power sector revenues regarding the conditions in which they were decided on their investment.

The Spanish Association of Solar Thermal Power Industry (Protermosolar), which counts among its members with companies such as Abengoa, ACS and Acciona, has commenced a proceeding to which the European Commission is carrying out a violation record to Spain for violating Community law after the last changes in the energy sector.

Protermosolar refers to the regulatory changes included in the law 15/2012, Royal Decree Law 2/2013 and Ministerial Order 221/2013, in appreciating a "breach of the principles of legitimate and non-discrimination."

The rules violate the principles of reasonable cost and legal certainty, assuming a cut of 37% in thermal sector revenues over the conditions under which investments were decided. The decision to initiate the proceedings before Brussels was adopted by the general meeting of Protermosolar.

The initiative will address both specific aspects of solar technology itself as renewable sector generally indicates. Protermosolar's decision is supported by the Association of Renewable Energy Producers (APPA) and occurs after the government sent detailed information about the situation of the CSP sector for energy reform.

The solar thermal association recognizes that for the first time, has observed "some receptivity to the data and arguments" of the CSP sector among administration officials. The association expressed its "full readiness" to reach agreements with the Ministry in the search for an appropriate solution to the situation of each of the agents of the electric system that reduces and palie the tariff deficit, but that in turn " allow the continuation of a key industry for the socio economic development of the country ".

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