Renewable sources-based power supply in Spain reached 46.7% of total power consumption in 2021 (Total power demand increased by 2.5%).
Throughout 2021, wind power was Spain’s largest source of electricity generation, with a relative generation growth of 2.7 %. According to the Spanish National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (NECP), the government is committed to increasing the wind capacity to 50 GW, which means about 28.86 billion EUR (35.29 billion USD) to meet European targets for 2030.
The Spanish wind sector installed 842.61 MW during 2021. Wind power has become in Spain the number one technology (25.7 %) regarding installed power capacity on the Spanish peninsula. Spain was the number seven in Europe in new investments with 1.5 billion EUR (1.83 billion USD) investment decisions in new onshore wind farms.
The Spanish government approved the first Offshore Wind Roadmap in 2021. It aims to kick-start the deployment of offshore wind with a view to having up to 3 GW operating by 2030. Given Spain’s geography, it will all be floating offshore wind. Ports and shipyards across Spain already play a key role in the rest of Europe. The new Roadmap will stimulate the further development of Spain’s floating wind supply chain.
National investments for wind-related R&D totaled around 12 million EUR (16.56 million USD) in 2021.
To learn more about wind energy in Spain, please review their chapter in the IEA Wind TCP 2021 Annual Report.