CyL produces more than 89% of its electricity from renewable sources, the “first” region in Spain and Europe after Norway

Council plans to increase installation of renewable energy capacity by 3,000 MW over next 4 years


Castilla y León produces more than 89% of its electricity from renewable sources, making it the “first” region in Spain in this field and in Europe after Norway in terms of installed capacity in renewable energies, wind and solar, as in the amount of clean energy fed into the power grid.

In a statement collected by Europa Press, the Council explained that the Community’s energy mix allows for more than 89% of production to be renewable in 2021, compared to 42.4% for the whole country, which ” facilitates “for Spain” to meet its European commitments in terms of renewable energies, in large part, thanks to the Castilian-Leonese Community”.

According to the latest data for 2021, the Community has almost a fifth, 19.4%, of all the renewable energy installed in Spain, being the leader in hydropower with 25.7% and also the wind energy, with 22.8% of all Spanish energy to take advantage of the wind.

Within this framework, the Regional Administration foresees an increase in the installation of renewable energy of about 3,000 megawatts for the next four years.

This increase is part of the autonomous administration’s “commitment” to install clean energy for this legislature, which sets a photovoltaic energy growth of 2,000 megawatts and up to 3,000 megawatts and an additional 1,000 megawatts wind turbine installation and reach 7,300 megawatts of connected power.

The target for installing wind power, “in line with European and Spanish renewable energy strategies”, is 10,000 new megawatts in the year 2030.


On the other hand, the Ministry of Economy and Finance promotes the development of photovoltaic self-consumption, with which by the end of 2021, 58 megawatts of photovoltaic energy for self-consumption had been installed in the Community.

This figure, low compared to other renewable energies, has led to a significant growth in the installation of solar panels for the production of electricity in private homes compared to 2020.

Until this month of July, more than 10,300 applications for self-consumption and energy storage installations have been submitted, which would mean the start of more than 345 new kilowatts of electricity installed on the roofs of the Community and a storage capacity of nearly 25 kilowatts per hour.

Until that date, the subsidy requested reaches 89.6 million euros with induced investments that will reach more than 270.5 million euros.

This increase in the installation of electrical energy underlines the importance of a sector with enormous potential in the Community. The Ministry of Economy and Finance promotes the Self-consumption Table to analyze the tax aspects and discounts associated with investments in these facilities, as well as the technical training of installers.

Likewise, work has been carried out with communication groups, electrical regulations and municipalities, analyzing problems related to administrative processing from the point of view of environmental, urban, electrical and industrial safety.


The Ministry of Economy and Finance is working on Castilla y León’s new energy efficiency strategy until 2030, while work is well advanced by the Regional Energy Entity (Eren), in “totally in accordance with the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (Pniec).

The major orientations of this new community strategy are in line with the criteria of the Pniec, and by extension with the orientations of the European Union for the 2030 horizon in terms of the development of renewable energies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Thus, the Pniec establishes that the objectives to be achieved in a decade are to achieve a 23% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to 1990, as well as to achieve 42% renewable energy in end of energy, a figure that doubles by 20 percent from the year 2020.

Likewise, the objective is to achieve a 39.5% improvement in energy efficiency over the next decade and to have a 74% presence of renewable energies in the electricity sector, in accordance a trajectory towards a 100% renewable electricity sector in 2050.

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