Spain has recently implemented national and regional policy measures to facilitate the energy transition on the Spanish islands. However, several major challenges remain. Based on an inventory of the current legislation the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat carried out surveys and interviews to identify the barriers to clean energy deployment and the solutions to overcome those. These findings were discussed with all relevant stakeholders in two Focus Group meetings and a National Stakeholder Meeting. The result of that process is described in this booklet. The barriers identified in Spain relate to grid constraints, inflexible thermal power plants, lack of legal frameworks for renewable system integration, complex and lengthy permitting procedures, spatial planning issues and need for improvement of coordination between the national and regional governments. These barriers can be overcome, through stakeholder discussions, European-wide islandsto-islands exchange of best practices and leadership by the relevant authorities. The recommendations in this booklet serve as guidance for the accelerated renewable energy deployment on the Spanish islands.
This booklet is a summary of the STUDY: Regulatory barriers in Spain findings and recommendations, find it here.