Iberdrola, the leading Spanish power company and the world's first producer of wind energy claim that there are "procedural and legal irregularities" in the wind map of Catalunya (read article in Castilian here, El País). The company has complained that the process has given them "limited access" to records and summarise that "they changed the rules mid-game", although the government denies this. Companies Natural Gas and Alstom were the big contract winners gaining more than half of the 769 megawatts in dispute. Iberdrola did not win anything. The firm plans to submit an administrative appeal and if the government rejects it they plan to take it to court. Iberdrola highlight several problems with the competition including the allocation of areas. Iberdrola did not win a single megawatt of the possible 769 that were at stake. The big winners were Gas Natural-Alstom who were allocated 456, Fersa, alongside Aventalia, got 153, FCC (99) and Comsa Emte and GERR (60) whilst EDP Renovables, Acciona and Enel were also left out. Iberdrola argues that they could not review all of the documentation and complain of "helplessness". All companies have one month to present their arguments and the Generalitat has to answer within a three month period.
According to the Federación Internacional de Entidades Catalanes (FIEC) thousands of residents living in other countries had problems voting (read article in Castilian here, El País) Lost votes in the November 28th election have apparently without being counted, with figures standing at around 3,346. The FIEC discovered problems after receiving numerous complaints and are now analysing the low rate of participation in the elections. Voters who live abroad must submit their postal ballot, which in turn is sent to the Electoral Board and then counted. According to data released by FIEC, the organisation delivered around 20,781 postal votes, but polls counted only 17,435, meaning that 3.346 votes were missing. Antoni Montserrat, vicepresident and secretary general of FIEC said that they have received numerous complaints from residents in several countries who did not receive a ballot that allowed them to vote. Particularly significant was the case of Mexico. Montserrat says, "it costs a lot to mobilise the overseas voter." He also added that, "no one looks after these votes." To solve these problems the FIEC have demanded the generalistation of electronic voting.
The Shopping Night of the Passeig de Gràcia made over €400,000 (read article in Castilian here, El Periodíco). The night exceeded all expectations and the figure doesn't count money made my bars and restaurants who also benefited from the shopping night. It is estimated that around 10,000 people visited the shops. Alfredo Martín, president of the Amics del Passeig de Gràcia and Amicca said, the volume of business was "substantially higher" than on a regular day. Amongst the figures released from the night, around 600 portions of tripe was served by Carles Abellán, 80 litres of escudella by Carme Ruscalleda at the Hotel Mandarin. 500 churros and 60 litres of chocolate. In Santa Eulalia around 700 cocktails were served.