Self-consumption, always and for ever the solution

FuturENERGY December 2021-January 2022

El autoconsumo siempre ha sido y será la solución

This 2021 will go down in history as one of the most turbulent years in the electrical system. But it will also be one that has clearly demonstrated the benefits and advantages of self-consumption, in addition to being a year which has finally produced a first draft for its Roadmap.

If the public is going to remember one thing, in general, it is the amount of news that has been created around the price of electricity, the explanations of how marginalism works and how we can make savings at home to bring down our energy bill. Fear over the hitherto unprecedented lack of gas to generate electricity has been in the headlines and on the front pages, and continues to have a sensationalist element, as in most cases, the media fails to explain why. This journalistic sensationalism increases exponentially when writing or talking without detailed knowledge of an issue as complex as energy.

However, the media is right in one regard: the price of electricity has got out of hand. Since June, record highs in the
wholesale electricity market prices have been broken, week after week. Following the 100 €/MWh barrier, the 200 €/MWh mark was passed, and this winter we will undoubtedly overtake 300 €/MWh, as has already happened in countries such as the UK and France.

Raquel Paule
General Manager of the
Fundación Renovables