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Increase in Self-Consumption Capacity in Andalusia: A Step Forward in the Energy Transition

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    Andalusia closed 2023 with a significant 52% increase in installed self-consumption capacity, reaching nearly 1,000 megawatts (MW). This progress represents 15% of the total photovoltaic capacity in the region, which stands at 6,207 MW, according to data from the Andalusian Energy Agency.

    There are more than 113,600 self-consumption installations across Andalusia, marking a 36% increase from the previous year and a 44-fold increase over the past five years. Installed capacity has increased 119-fold since 2019, reaching 940 MW in 2023. This growth has prevented the emission of 500,000 tons of CO2 annually.

    Self-consumption is distributed across all provinces, with Seville, Malaga, and Granada leading in the number of installations and installed capacity. This deployment has contributed to Andalusia ending the year with a record new renewable 1,605 MW, mobilizing investments worth 1,625 million euros and creating approximately 4,800 jobs. Solar photovoltaic energy was the largest contributor with 1,504 MW, followed by wind energy with 101 MW.

    The region now has a renewable energy generation capacity of 11,803 MW, 16% more than in 2022. Solar photovoltaic energy represents 53% of this capacity, followed by wind (31%), solar thermal (8%), hydroelectric (6%), and biomass and biogas (2%).

    Andalusia leads in technologies such as solar thermal and biomass, being third in installed photovoltaic capacity. Additionally, the region continues to excel in solar thermal energy with over 1,167,000 square meters installed and a significant increase in thermal biomass installations.

    The Andalusian government continues to implement policies for an efficient and sustainable energy transition, supported by the Andalusian Energy Strategy for 2030. This strategy includes promoting renewable energies, improving energy efficiency, and advancing zero-emission mobility, thus contributing to economic growth and job creation in the region.

    Source: Agencia Andaluza de la Energía, 2024.

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