Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Ministerio de Economia, Direccion General de politica Energetica y Minas
Funding:€2720M for Electricity - €5235M for Gas

The “Planning of Electricity and Gas Sectors: Development of the Transport Networks 2002-2011” was approved by the Government and ratified by the Parliament in September 2002. Under the new plan, priority is given to the installation of power lines coming from renewable energy facilities and for combined cycle power plants; and also for the building of pipelines that cover the demand of gas, as much for co-generation as for natural gas combined cycles. The structure of electrical generation will register in this decade a deep change, not only through fuel substitution, but also technical change. The capacity of installed wind power facilities will reach 13,000 MW in 2011, and for the combined cycles, at least 14,800 MW in 2011. The forecast for energy demand used in this new plan is higher than that used in the Renewable Energy Plan. In order to reach the target of 12% of energy produced by renewables, the plan updates objectives (wind energy and biomass) of the electrical production set in the Renewable Energy Plan in force since 2000.


In 2006 there was  a review of the planning for the period 2005-2011. The main target was identify possible deviations regarding the forecats of the energy development, updating forecasts of the electricity and gas demand, and the way to cover them, and reviewing the planning of the transport Networks. In this review another new energy policies were takin into account (The Renewable Energy Plan for 2005-2010, etc)

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