The Balearics have an energy transition plan ready
It is based on six performance pillars
Last week, Francina Armengol, President of the Government of the Balearic Islands, presented the regional energy transition plan to the Spanish authorities. The plan is funded with 233 million euros from the recovery, transformation and resilience program and among its objectives is the increase from 6% of renewable energy production to 30% in 2026, as well as the creation of 7,000 jobs in the sector.
The territory’s energy transition plan is based on six performance programs. In the words of President Armengol, it represents “a fundamental qualitative and quantitative leap to achieve a just ecological transition”, which emphasizes issues such as “the fight against energy poverty” and takes a “firm commitment in the implementation of renewable energies, for shared self-consumption, sustainable mobility or water cycle management projects”.
The plan in more detail
the first program is dedicated to the creation of five offices to stimulate the energy transition (6.5 million euros). These offices, which must cover the entire territory of the islands, have the function of accompanying and guiding citizens, companies and administrations in the absorption of aid, in addition to raising awareness among citizens and ensuring that the energy transition is inclusive and therefore accessible to all. layers of society.
On the other hand, the second program provides for investments in innovative projects likely to diversify the production model (33.8 million euros), by financing projects that create stable and quality jobs and by stimulating innovative talent.
The greatest mobilization of resources is intended to contribute to the promotion of the energy transition. The objective is to reach sectors not covered by other existing aid and to promote energy production, storage and the installation of charging stations for vehicles. Beneficiaries can be individuals, giving priority to vulnerable groups; enterprises, with particular emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises and public administration.
the third program allocates 70 million euros to face the challenges of insularity, with the financing of more than 2,000 charging points powered by solar energy, the promotion of shared rental systems or the promotion of collective transport in the areas of high environmental value. It also plans to support the creation of low emission zones and sea decarbonization actions, promote the electrification of up to 20 ports and promote the construction of zero emission ships, among other actions. Finally, it integrates self-consumption and storage actions in water cycle infrastructures.
The transformation of the energy model is intended to be socially equitable. For this reason, the fourth programis devoting 30 million euros to the promotion of complete self-consumption projects in buildings with homes where families in vulnerable situations live, among other actions that also involve the public administration and large energy consumers.
the fifth program allocates 68 million euros to aid for the production of renewable energies and gives priority to urban land, as well as the “solarization” of car parks, storage systems, the creation of energy communities and the improvement network management.
Finally, it is worth highlighting the commitment to the energy transition of the Administration of the Autonomous Community, established in the sixth program.