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1 National MSP in the Mediterranean Sea: Spain (and Portugal)
SEANERGY 2020 project Ana Estanqueiro LNEG, Portugal Supported by

2 Spain - Policy and Legal framework -
2020 Offshore renewable targets: 750 MW from wind energy and 100 MW from wave energy; Currently (end 2010) there was no MSP being developed; However, legislation and planning strategy already in place for offshore renewables: Royal Decree 22/1988 (Coasts law): regulates the uses on the territorial sea; Royal Decree 1028/2007: regulatory framework for licensing offshore renewables; National Plan for Renewable Energies : sets the targets and establishes tariffs; Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for offshore wind farms, evaluation of sustainable areas for deployment of offshore wind farms (see Figure 1);

3 Spain: Policy and Legal framework -
Figure 1. Defined areas for offshore wind deployment;

4 Spain - Permitting and Licensing -
RD 1028/2007 establishes the administrative procedure; Valid for all offshore renewables; Authority responsible for licensing is the Department for Energy Policy and Mining (DGPEM); Grid Connection requirements: Law 54/1997 is the main electrical sector law; RD 1955/2000 names REE as the grid operator and regulates the transport, distribution, trade and supply activities as well as grid connection authorization;

5 Spain - Data and information management -
Although no MSP is in place in Spain (as in Ireland) the previous development of a SEA seems to create the necessary conditions to proceed with the deployment of marine energies: Environmental and social-economic data was used for the offshore SEA study; Data quality may be an issue in some of the datasets; Most of the data is detained by the Spanish Central Administration; Not all the data sources are available in GIS format;

6 Spain Stakeholders, Conflict Management and Regional Cooperation
Stakeholders consultation: DGPEM is the liaison with other governmental bodies; Sector conflict management: A pre-qualification of a requested area is made by DGPEM: Which ensures (does it?) that no conflicts exist with fisheries, shipping and environmental entities; An EIA study is required at the licensing process; Regional Cooperation: Spain is a signatory state of several international conventions for offshore;

7 SEANERGY 2020 project National MSP in the Mediterranean Sea: Portugal
Ana Estanqueiro LNEG, Portugal Supported by

8 Portugal - Policy and legal framework -
2020 Offshore renewable targets: 250 MW from wave energy; 75 MW from wind energy; Portuguese MSP - the POEM plan: Development started in 2008 ( PT Governmental dispatch nº 32277/2008) had a 5-year planned duration and is currently on the final stages of development; The PT MSP addressed all identified uses on the Portuguese EEZ. Areas identified for offshore renewables: LNEG contributed with the identification of high potential areas for sustainable offshore wind farms deployment (Figure 1); A wave/offshore energy test area has already been defined and legislated;

9 Portugal - Policy and legal framework -
(B) Figure 1 – Defined areas for offshore wind farm deployment. (A) Fixed-foundation technology, (B) floating technology.

10 Portugal: Permitting and licensing
Requires permits from several Ministries; Government is evaluating the creation of an unique office for licensing maritime projects; Regulatory framework: None defined for offshore wind; Wave energy is regulated by law nº 225/2007 that also establishes the tariffs; Technical framework: REN (PT TSO) is the responsible body to design the network reinforcement and to manage and the development of new sub-stations; There is specific plans or legislation covering grid connection requirements, however REN development plans include 500 MW of offshore wind;

11 Portugal - Stakeholders and Conflict Management -
Stakeholders involved: Public institutions, private companies, sectioral associations as well as the Portuguese scientific community had an active participation during the data gathering process; Private institutions of maritime transportation, national security, energy and environment, fisheries and tourism were also involved in POEM through the participation on thematic workshops; Conflict Management: The involvement from the beginning of the several stakeholders has guaranteed a wide acceptance (did it?); 3 principles are in place to manage possible conflicts: sustainable development, precautionary approach and eco-systemic approach;

12 Portugal - Data and Information management -
Data sources on the basis of POEM: Marine resources; Geological data; Navigation corridors; Military data; Underwater cables; Protected marine areas; Biodiversity and fisheries; Archaeology; Tourism; Availability of data: Data is organized in a GIS environment; Currently is only available to the stakeholders involved in POEM;

13 Portugal Regional cooperation and MSP implementation -
As a signatory state of several international conventions: OSPAR, Bern and Bonn conventions; Portugal has obligations that have impact on the maritime spatial planning; No direct cooperation with neighboring countries is foreseen in POEM; Current status of implementation: The public consultation has closed recently (22nd of February 2011) and its conclusions are being analyzed by the authorities;

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