Spain renewable energy communities

Last updated: 2 August 2023

Spain’s National Energy and Climate Plan includes a measure to promote the development of collective self-consumption through the creation of local energy communities. Royal Decree 244/2019 created the framework that allows several consumers within the same community, such as a neighbourhood or residents’ association, to share ownership and access to generation facilities located within the community. The government has further supported these efforts by streamlining approvals and providing training and capacity building. The government sees collective self-consumption as an attractive opportunity to expand renewables capacity as it offers more efficient use of limited space in urban areas as well as lower investment costs per user and the ability to share technical, administrative and operational knowledge. 

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