Recent changes on the renewable energy sector introduced under Royal Decree-Law 9/2013 of 12 July

Royal Decree-Law 9/2013, of 12 July, adopting urgent measures in order to ensure financial stability of the electricity system (hereinafter RD -L 9/2013) was published in the Official Spanish Gazette (BOE) on 13 July 2013.

Over the last decade, the Spanish electricity system has been showing a tariff deficit. This deficit is due to the actual costs associated to the regulated activities and operation of the electricity system being higher than the tariffs established by the government and paid for by the consumers.

In order to correct such deficit, urgent measures have been adopted over the last few years with an impact on both the costs and the income of the electricity sector. However, the different legal and regulatory measures have proven inefficient due to certain factors, such as the reduction in electricity demand due to the economic crisis — with the consequent reduction in income from access tariffs — and the increase in the generation produced by facilities entitled to special incentives compared with that originally estimated…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from DLA Piper

View more briefings from DLA Piper

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

3 Noble Street
London
EC2V 7EE
UK
http://www.dlapiper.com

Turnover (£m): 1,566.29
No. of lawyers: 3,961 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: global
No. of offices: more than 75
No. of qualified lawyers: 542 (International 50)
No. of partners: 142.6

Jobs