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Spain, Portugal, France agree to cooperate on transition to renewables

Meeting on energy transition in Madrid. Source: Spanish ministry for ecological transition (www.miteco.gob.es)

July 10 (Renewables Now) - The governments of Spain, Portugal and France agreed on Tuesday to strengthen their cooperation on renewable energy matters in order to meet the objectives stated in each country’s national climate plan.

The three delegations met in Madrid, accompanied by the representatives of the European Commission (EC), national grid operators and the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E).

The group highlighted the need to continue working on interconnection projects between Spain, France and Portugal, as well as the importance of energy storage and its role in the future power mix.

According to the Spanish ministry for ecological transition, each country drafting its own national energy and climate plan (NECP) to meet the European targets will not be enough for the renewable energy framework to live up to its full potential. Developing new pathways for cross-country cooperation and exchanging experiences will be an essential part of the process as electricity systems integrate more renewables in the coming years.

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