Miteco begins the procedure to prepare the Electricity Planning with a 2030 horizon

MADRID, 23 Dic.

Miteco begins the procedure to prepare the Electricity Planning with a 2030 horizon


The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco) has initiated the procedure to design the Electricity Planning with a horizon 2025-2030 with the publication of the ministerial order in the Official State Gazette (BOE) this Saturday, which places interested parties to present their proposals to Red Eléctrica.

This new Planning will be key to addressing the ecological transition process and meeting the climate and energy objectives set for 2030.

In accordance with the provisions of the More Energy Security Plan (SE Plan), Miteco is taking the necessary steps to make the electrical system "more flexible and anticipate and adapt to the new needs of the ecological transition process and the progressive electrification of the economy".

Recently, it has launched the main modification of the current Planning with a horizon of 2026 - with the focus on the execution of strategic projects - and now advances the start of the next Planning cycle.

This new Planning cycle will take into consideration the scenario foreseen in the update of the National Energy and Climate Plan 2023-2030 (PNIEC), which increases the penetration of renewables to 81% of generation, proposes 19 GW of self-consumption facilities , 11 GW of electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen and 22 GW of storage, among other objectives.

"The greater electrification of the economy will require meeting new demands, such as those for the fleet of electric vehicles or those linked to the decarbonization of industrial, railway and port activities. Likewise, it must respond to the needs of new interconnections, territorial cohesion, demographic challenge and the just transition", added Miteco.

As in previous planning, the aim will be to minimize the environmental impact, optimize the investments already made and maximize the usefulness of the current electrical corridors, prioritizing existing networks over new routes and infrastructure.