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Spain has been an IEA Member Country since the Agency was founded in 1974.
In the electricity sector, Spain has built a large, diverse and reliable power generation fleet. After several years of efforts, the government has now also managed to solve the massive imbalance between the electricity system’s regulated costs and revenues. The broad and deep electricity market reform has fundamentally changed the remuneration scheme for renewable energy. Spain must now maintain its strong and long-term commitment to a financially sustainable electricity system. To improve investor confidence, it should also closely follow the principles of transparency, predictability and certainty when revising policies and regulations.
New momentum for establishing additional cross-border connections in electricity and gas will eventually enable Spain to use its large power and liquefied natural gas capacity to increase flexibility, diversity and security in the European Union internal market. The government should now focus on longer-term issues including energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. A critical question is how to encourage the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
- Energy ministers set course for new era at IEA
18 November 2015
- IEA praises Spain for robust energy security, but sees need for further improvement in other areas
23 July 2015
- Any country can reach high shares of wind, solar power cost-effectively, study shows
26 February 2014
- IEA commends Spain for improvements in energy policy, but urges a stronger push towards a low-carbon economy
28 September 2009
Technology Collaboration Programmes
The IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries.
Spain participates in technology collaboration programme.