Spain Power Market Size and Trends by Installed Capacity, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Technology, Regulations, Key Players and Forecast, 2022-2035

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Spain Power Market Report Overview

Spain power market cumulative installed capacity was 115.9 GW in 2021. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% during the period 2021-2035. The country has taken a meticulous approach towards phasing out coal power generation by 2025, decommissioning of oil-power plants by 2030, and phasing out nuclear power completely by 2035. All of which bode well for the renewables market as the government looks to fill the void with renewable power capacity. However, successive governmental change and poor implementation on effective usage of renewable power is a major challenge.

The Spain power market research report discusses the power market structure of the country and provides historical and forecast numbers for capacity, generation, and consumption up to 2030. Detailed analysis of the country’s power market regulatory structure, competitive landscape, and a list of major power plants are provided as well. The report also gives a snapshot of the power sector in the country on broad parameters of macroeconomics, supply security, generation infrastructure, transmission and distribution infrastructure, electricity import and export scenario, degree of competition, regulatory scenario, and future potential.

Spain Power Market, by Outlook, 2021-2035

Spain Power Market, by Outlook

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Market size 2021 115.9 GW
CAGR% 2021-2035 >3%
Key technologies Small Hydro, Biopower, Gas, Onshore Wind, Solar PV, Large Conventional Hydro, Nuclear, Pumped Storage, Coal, Oil, and Solar Thermal
Major plants Arcos de la Frontera Combined Cycle Power Plant, As Pontes Power Plant, Cartagena Combined Cycle Power Plant, Sagunto Combined Cycle Power Plant, Palos de la Frontera Power Plant, GDF SUEZ Cartagena Combined Cycle Power Plant, Litoral Coal Fired Power Plant, Abono Power Station, Sant Adria de Besos V Combined Cycle Power Plant, As Pontes de Garcia Rodriguez Combined Cycle Power Plant, Soto de Ribera Power Plant IV & V, Castellon 4 Combined Cycle Power Plant, Puerto de Barcelona Combined Cycle Power Plant, Escombreras Combined Cycle Power Plant, and Escatron Combined Cycle Power Plant
Key companies Iberdrola SA, Enel SpA, Naturgy Energy Group SA, Acciona SA

Key Technology in the Spain Power Market

Key technologies in the Spain power market are small hydro, biopower, gas, onshore wind, solar PV, large conventional hydro, nuclear, pumped storage, coal, oil, and solar thermal. Gas based thermal power capacity dominated the energy mix in the Spain power market.

Spain Power Market, by Technology (%)

Spain Power Market, by Technology

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Major Power Plants in the Spain Power Market

  • Arcos de la Frontera Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • As Pontes Power Plant
  • Cartagena Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Sagunto Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Palos de la Frontera Power Plant
  • GDF SUEZ Cartagena Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Litoral Coal Fired Power Plant
  • Abono Power Station
  • Sant Adria de Besos V Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • As Pontes de Garcia Rodriguez Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Soto de Ribera Power Plant IV & V
  • Castellon 4 Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Puerto de Barcelona Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Escombreras Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Escatron Combined Cycle Power Plant

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Key Companies in the Spain Power Market

Iberdrola SA – Iberdrola S.A. (Iberdrola) is an energy utility. It constructs, operates, and manages power generation plants, transmission and distribution facilities and other assets. The company produces electricity using conventional and renewable energy sources. It also trades electricity and gas in wholesale markets, and retails electricity, gas, and other related products and services. Iberdrola retails energy to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and other customers. In its transition to a sustainable energy model, the company makes considerable investments in smart grids, renewable energy, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, Iberdrola operates in Europe, North America, South America, and other regions. Iberdrola is headquartered in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain.

Enel SpA – Enel SpA (Enel) is an integrated electricity and gas company. It produces, transports, and distributes electricity, and sells and trades electric energy and natural gas, green certificates, and CO2 emission rights. The company generates power using hydro, wind, nuclear, geothermal, solar, thermoelectric, and other renewable sources. Enel delivers energy in regulated and free markets, and to end users. It also provides advanced energy services and operates in the electric mobility sector. The company has operational presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Enel is headquartered in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Naturgy Energy Group SA – Naturgy Energy Group SA (Naturgy) formerly known as Gas Natural Fenosa, is an integrated gas and electric utility that carries out the exploration, development, liquefaction, regasification, transportation, storage, distribution, and commercialization of natural gas. The company also undertakes the generation, distribution, and commercialization of electricity. Its power generation source includes electricity production through combined cycle, thermal, nuclear, hydro, co-generation and wind farm plants, and other special regime technologies. It has electricity generation activities in Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Chile, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Australia. Gas Natural Fenosa is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.

Acciona SA – Acciona SA (Acciona) is a provider of sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Its offerings cover the entire value chain, from design and construction to operation and maintenance. The company develops and manages infrastructure, renewable energy, water, and other facilities. Acciona also provides EPC services to third parties; sells renewable energy and develops wind turbines through Acciona Wind Power technology. It offers financial, fund management stock broking, and housing development services; and produces wines. The company has operations across Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania, Central and South America, and Middle East and Africa. Acciona is headquartered in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the power market in Spain and contains the following sections:

  • The executive summary captures the key trends in the country’s power market.
  • The “Spain Power Market, Snapshot” section provides a snapshot of the key parameters that affect the country’s power sector, as well as key points about the country’s power market including opportunities, challenges, and the impact of COVID-19.
  • The “Spain Power Market, Market Analysis” section provides the market structure, generation market share, deals, and demand structure.
  • The “Spain Power Market, Regulatory Scenario” section details the regulations and policies in the country’s power sector.
  • The “Spain Power Market, Capacity and Generation” section provides information on cumulative installed capacity and annual generation trends, by individual generation source.
  • The “Spain Power Market, Transmission and Distribution Overview” section discusses the power T&D infrastructure, electricity import and export, grid interconnections, and electricity trading.
  • The “Spain Power Market, Major Generating Companies” section discusses the major electricity generating companies in the country.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Spain to fall short of its 2030 renewable targets; Strong policies and investments key to overcome challenges

1.2 Due to coal and oil phase out, gas power to account for major share of thermal power generation

2. Introduction

2.1 Spain Power Market

2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance

3. Spain Power Market, Snapshot

3.1 Country Summary

3.2 Macroeconomic Factors

3.3 Supply Security

3.4 Opportunities

3.5 Challenges

3.6 Impact of COVID-19

4. Spain Power Market, Market Analysis

4.1 Market Structure

4.2 Key Market Players

4.3 Financial Deals

Deal Value and Volume, 2010–2021

Deals by Type, 2021

4.4 Spain Power Market, Demand Structure

Power Consumption by Sector, 2021

5. Spain Power Market, Regulatory Scenario

5.1 Thermal Power Policy

5.2 Nuclear Power Policy

5.3 Renewable Energy Market, Overview

5.4 Electricity Law 24/2013

5.5 Royal Decree-Law 23/2020

5.6 Renewable Energy Targets

5.7 New Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition (Law 7/2021)

5.8 The National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) 2021-2030

5.9 National Recovery and Resilience Plan – Green Transition

5.10 Hydrogen Energy

5.11 The Royal Decree Law 13/2012

5.12 The Royal Decree Law 29/2012

5.13 The Royal Decree Law 9/2013

5.14 Royal Decree 413/2014

5.15 Royal Decree 110/2015

5.16 Suspension of Solar Power Tax

5.17 Feed-in Premiums

5.18 Auctions for Renewable Energy

SOLBAL Program

5.19 The Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE)

5.20 Grid Connection of Small Wind Turbines

5.21 Offshore Wind Power Development

6. Spain Power Market, Capacity and Generation

6.1 Cumulative Capacity Share by Technology, 2021

6.2 Total Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.3 Thermal Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.4 Hydropower Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.5 Nuclear Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.6 Renewable Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

7. Spain Power Market, Transmission and Distribution Overview

7.1 Transmission Network

7.2 Distribution Network

7.3 Electricity Import and Export

7.4 Grid Interconnection

7.5 Electricity Trading

8. Spain Power Market, Major Generating Companies

8.1 Iberdrola SA

Company Overview

Business Description

SWOT Overview

8.2 Enel SpA

Company Overview

Business Description

SWOT Overview

8.3 Naturgy Energy Group SA

Company Overview

Business Description

SWOT Overview

8.4 Acciona SA

Company Overview

Business Description

SWOT Overview

9. Appendix

9.1 Abbreviations

9.2 Market Definitions


Renewable Power

Installed Capacity

Electricity Generation

Electricity Consumption

9.3 Methodology


Secondary Research

Primary Research

Modelling and Forecasting

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