Enel Green Power starts construction of 127 MW photovoltaic plants in Spain
Post date: 29/11/2018 - 12:46
Enel Green Power España (EGPE), Endesa's renewable energy division, has begun construction of three solar plants with an overall capacity of 126.8 MW in the municipalities of Casas de Don Pedro and Talarrubias representing the company’s first solar parks in the Province of Badajoz, in the Spanish region of Extremadura. The three photovoltaic facilities, »Navalvillar«, »Valdecaballero« and »Castilblanco« will have an installed capacity of more than 42.3 MW each and will involve an overall investment of approximately €100 million ($113 million). The facilities are slated to enter into service by the end of 2019. Once fully operational, the plants, which are comprised of more than 372,000 PV modules, will be able to generate approximately 250 GWh a year.
The building phase of the three projects will be based on Enel Green Power's »Sustainable Construction Site« model, including the use of renewable energy to meet the energy needs of construction works through a 20 kW photovoltaic system powering the three sites, in addition to initiatives aimed at involving the local population in this phase.
The three parks are part of the seven solar projects, for an overall capacity of 339 MW, awarded to EGPE in the Spanish government's third renewable energy auction, held in July 2017. The remaining projects include Totana, located in Murcia, which started construction in September, and three other PV parks located in Extremadura, in Logrosán, in the Province of Cáceres, for which construction started in October. The company has begun construction of ten new renewable projects in Spain over the last two months, said Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energy business line, Enel Green Power.