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Spain's Gas Fired Generation Online Until At Least 2030: Enagas

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Spain national energy and climate plan does not foresee gas-fired generation closures until at least 2030 according to TSO Enagas via Montel.

  • The operation of 26.6GW of gas-fired plants in Spain would “inevitably” stay online beyond 2030, with an exact date for closures yet to be determined, said CEO Arturo Gonzalo.
  • A court ruling allows Spain’s Naturgy to mothball gas-fired plants although there has been no clarification they the company is considering shutting them down.
  • Iberdrola may also be considering plans to close gas-fired generation in Spain by 2030, according to business daily Cinco Dias this week.
  • Gas-fired power plants are a key backup for the security of supply in the absence of wind and solar production. “What will happen [with backup] after 2030? It’s just speculation,” Gonzalo said.
  • Green hydrogen could play a “very important” role as a backup technology, he added. “This is an option as we move towards a decarbonised Europe.”
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Spain national energy and climate plan does not foresee gas-fired generation closures until at least 2030 according to TSO Enagas via Montel.

  • The operation of 26.6GW of gas-fired plants in Spain would “inevitably” stay online beyond 2030, with an exact date for closures yet to be determined, said CEO Arturo Gonzalo.
  • A court ruling allows Spain’s Naturgy to mothball gas-fired plants although there has been no clarification they the company is considering shutting them down.
  • Iberdrola may also be considering plans to close gas-fired generation in Spain by 2030, according to business daily Cinco Dias this week.
  • Gas-fired power plants are a key backup for the security of supply in the absence of wind and solar production. “What will happen [with backup] after 2030? It’s just speculation,” Gonzalo said.
  • Green hydrogen could play a “very important” role as a backup technology, he added. “This is an option as we move towards a decarbonised Europe.”