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Spain's tariff deficit: the €28 billion gap in power market finances

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Report summary

Between 2000 and 2012 the Spanish power market accumulated a 28 billion shortfall between market costs and the revenue raised from end users. This shortfall has become known as the 'tariff deficit'. In response the country's government has overhauled retail power tariffs and most notably imposed a moratorium on any further award of renewable incentives. Once a global leader in attracting investment in wind and solar Spain is currently the only major power market in Europe without a

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Table of contents

    • Background
    • The Tariff Deficit
    • Attempts to Tackle the Tariff Deficit
    • The Challenges of Further Reform
  • Conclusions

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  • Chart 1: Tariff Deficit Growth
  • Chart 2: The 2011 Tariff Deficit
  • Chart 3: Total Tariff Deficit by Company, % (2010)
  • Chart 4: FADE Securitisation

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