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Impact analysis of the Spanish electric energy market liberalization on Chlor-alkali industry

Abstract: A sodium chloride solution is decomposed electrolytically to generate gaseous chlorine, sodium hydroxide and hydrogen. Electricity accounts for about 50 % of total production cost. In Spain, the Electrical Sector Act 54/1997 commenced the electric market liberalization, with the introduction into national laws the provisions contained in European Directive 96/92/EC. In July 2008, tariffs disappear for industry consumers. Hourly discrimination complement, given by tariffs, it has been an important energy costs optimization way for chlor-alkali industry and now it is not so evident the modulation advantage. This article tries to analyze impacts in chlor-alkali industry of this new electric markett.

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 Authorship: Aldaco R., Onandía R., Irabien A.,

 Congress: Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction: PRES (13ª : 2010 : Praga)

 Publisher: AIDIC

 Publication date: 20/08/2010

 No. of pages: 6

 Publication type: Conference object

 DOI: 10.3303/CET1021015

 ISSN: 1974-9791,2283-9216