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Arguments for a Spanish compromise
1 December 2006
Just in the nick of time, the wind lobby in Spain has offered a compromise to government on a new pricing structure. In return for cuts in power purchase rates, the industry is demanding re-instatement of Spain's long standing, guaranteed minimum price for wind. One of the arguments used to support the compromise is that as volumes of wind on the Spanish power system increase, the overall market price of electricity declines. By coincidence, two new studies in Germany and Denmark document the same beneficial effect of wind on market prices.
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