Journal of Energy / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Overcapacity as a Barrier to Renewable Energy Deployment: The Spanish Case

Table 3

Responses of the interviewees on the causes of overcapacity.

IntervieweeMost relevantLeast relevant
FirstSecondSecond least-relevantLeast relevant

Utility A4271
Regulator A2517
Utility B2658
Regulator B2418
Regulator C3428
Regulator D5468
Expert A26
Expert B2178
Expert C
Renewable energy association2687
Utility C2417

Note: (1) risk of blackouts at the end of the 90s, (2) problems in planning (wrong projections of electricity demand), (3) cheap and easy financing, (4) the economic boom led to a considerable growth in demand, (5) positive signals by the government for investments in renewable energy, (6) positive signals by the government for investments in CCGTs, (7) easy granting of administrative permits by the regions (AACC), and (8) overcapacity is an inherent problem for electricity systems with a high RES penetration.

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