Spanish installed capacity stood at 110.1 GW as of end-2019, up 6% year on year following additions of 4 GW of solar PV and 2.3 GW of wind capacity, new data from grid operator Red Electrica de Espana Friday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The year’s additions were boosted by a 2020 deadline for renewable energy projects awarded at auction in 2017. A total of 5.7 GW of 2019 additions came from auction awards, REE said without providing a breakdown. Wind developers fell around 2 GW short of the total 4.1 GW awarded, and face the loss of Eur60,000/MW deposits, whereas close to the whole PV quota of 4 GW was met. Of note, the nascent merchant market recorded 767 MW of new additions in 2019, REE said. Spain currently has roughly 5 GW of merchant plants in various stages […]