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August 30, 2021

La Africana Solar Power Plant – Thermal Energy Storage System, Spain

By Carmen

The La Africana Solar Power Plant – Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Posadas, Spain.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2012.


The La Africana Solar Power Plant – Thermal Energy Storage System is owned by Grupo Ortiz (33.33%), Magtel (33.33%) and TSK Electronica y Electricidad (33.33%), a subsidiary of TSK Group.

The key applications of the project are renewable capacity firming and renewable energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Grupo Ortiz, Magtel and TSK Electronica y Electricidad have delivered the project.

Additional information

IDOM developed the Detail Engineering of the Power Block, BOP and HTF.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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