Published: 04 April 2005 04 April 2005
Wind Energy can Cover 16% of Spanish Electricity Demand in 2011
Wind power is the most developed of all renewable energy technologies in Spain. It is also the one that can and should contribute most towards reaching the national objective of covering 12% of primary energy consumption from renewables by 2011. At present the total wind energy capacity installed in Spain is 8,300MW, the second highest capacity worldwide, after Germany. The main reason for this success has been an appropriate regulatory framework, the availability of resources, and the industrial and technical capacity of the Spanish companies.
By Fernando Ferrando President Plataforma Empresarial Eólica
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