Discover the highlights of the new RD 244/2019 for self-consumption in Spain

The new RD 244/2019 for self-consumption in Spain is committed to a model based on distributed generation and renewable energies

On April 6, the Royal Decree that regulates the administrative, technical and economic conditions of self-consumption in Spain was published. This rule supplements the regulatory framework promoted by Royal Decree-Law 15/2018, whose main measure was the repeal of the so-called ‘sun tax’. The new decree thus represents a new energy scenario that is committed to a model based on distributed generation and renewable energies.

Among the many novelties, it is worth highlighting:

  • Recognition of the figure of shared self-consumption, which enables to several users the possibility of benefiting from the same generating facility. This is of vital importance for industrial sites, which can take advantage from better locations and reduce the overall investment
  • Simplification of bureaucratic procedures and deadlines for the legalization of facilities
  • Introduction of a simplified compensation for generation surpluses. It consists of a balance in economic terms of the energy consumed in the billing period
  • Self-consumed energy from renewable sources, cogeneration or waste, as well as surplus energy discharged into the transport and distribution network, will be exempt from all types of charges and tolls

With this Royal Decree, the Ministry for Ecological Transition makes an ambitious commitment that will encourage the decarbonisation of the economy (necessary to meet the objectives of the fight against Climate Change). As a result, local economic activity and employment will be increased due to its distributed nature. In addition, it will facilitate the entry and participation of citizens in the electricity system.


ENERTIKA welcomes the entry into force of this Royal Decree, which represents a further step in the simplification and standardization of photovoltaic self-consumption projects.

The following points summarize the main features introduced by RD 244/2019:

Self-consumption modalities

There are two different types of self-consumption facilities:

  1. Self-consumption supply without surplus. There is only one subject (consumer) that must coincide with the owner of the installation. An anti-surplus energy discharge mechanism must be installed. Up to 100 kW will be executed as established in the REBT.
  2. Self-consumption supply with surpluses. Surplus generation may be poured into the transport and distribution network. Two subcategories are distinguished:
    1. Modality of surplus with compensation. A net billing is made between the surplus energy generated and the deficit consumed from the network. Each at the price that corresponds to it according to the contract with the retailer. The installed power must be less than 100 kW. In addition, they cannot benefit from any additional remuneration system. Both individual and collective self-consumers can adhere to this modality.
    2. Surplus mode without compensation.

We continue to bet on industrial self-consumption

At Enertika we continue to be committed to the line of industrial photovoltaic self-consumption. Through our “Clean Power Supply” service, we aim to reach 5 MWp installed in 2019.

These projects are an excellent opportunity for our customers to start the energy digitalization and get extra savings. With the implementation of efficiency and energy management solutions we guarantee a saving of up to 40% from the first moment and without investing a single euro. Are you interested? Contact us!