Protermosolar has asked the Third Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, to reinforce “the key role” that solar thermal energy must play in the decarbonization of the electricity sector and the industrial sector with a view to the next review of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC).

In a meeting held on April 21, the sector’s employers considered that the revision of the PNIEC must face a “real decarbonization based on power and not only on energy, as up to now,” it said in a statement.

Thus, Protermosolar pointed out that there is currently an installed power that exceeds the energy demand by 2.5 times, since it has not yet been able to replace fossil technologies as they are the guarantors of the stability and manageability of the system. .

For this reason, he estimated that the decarbonization of the electricity and industrial sectors are presented as determinants for the achievement of the objectives of the PNIEC, among which the goals of 72% renewables in the electricity sector, 42% renewable in use end of energy and a 23% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG).

Facing the review of the PNIEC, scheduled for June, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has called the main associations of the sector to a meeting this coming Thursday in which the future of this ‘road map’ will be analyzed. .