Barriers to grid connection of wind stations in the huge southern region of Andalucia have prevented realisation of projects for nearly a decade. Now they are coming down. Concessions are being granted for development of nearly 3000 MW of wind power over the next two years.
Six months after Spain's Labour party achieved its surprise election victory, the positive influence of a pro-renewables government is increasingly being felt. At long last the restrictions on wind power's growth in the name of grid stability are being lifted, with talk of a new national target of 20,000 MW.