The Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda announces an increase of 600 million euro in remuneration for production facilities based on renewable energy sources, cogeneration and waste for the period 2017-2019.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, an increase of 600 million euro compared to last year, is expected for the specific remuneration regime for production facilities from renewable energy sources, cogeneration and waste. These new remunerations come as a result of the review of payment parameters to be carried out for the second half-year of remuneration 2017-2019.
Gas and Electricity Access Toll Revision 2017
On the other hand, the ministry has announced the freezing of gas and electricity access tolls for 2017 once the expected regulated costs of the systems and the estimated demand scenario have been calculated.
The freezing of access tolls, which has already occurred in the last two years, is due to a balanced situation of forecasts. Thus, the electricity sector expects an increase in electricity demand of around 0.7% compared to 2016. Regarding gas and despite the uncertainty in forecasting demand conditioned by temperature, a slight surplus is expected due to the maintenance of tolls for 2017.
Incentive to gas
In addition, the ministry proposes new tolls for recharging vessels with liquefied natural gas, in order to encourage the change to alternative fuels with lower greenhouse gas emissions, and to increase the use of regasification plants.