Merida Biomass Power Plant is a 20MW biopower project. It is located in Extremadura, Spain. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in April 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 20 20 Active Extremadura, Spain Ence Energia & Celulosa


The project is developed and owned by Ence Energia & Celulosa.

The project generates 160GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 45,000 households. The project cost is $99.362m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Agricultural by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 steam turbine.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in April 2014.

Contractors Involved

SENER Grupo de Ingenieria was selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Termisa Energia supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 73.5TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 485°C. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 102bar.

Ingeteam Corporacion and SENER Grupo de Ingenieria were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

About Ence Energia & Celulosa

Ence Energia & Celulosa SA (Ence Energia & Celulosa) that specializing in the production of eucalyptus pulp and to generate renewable energy with agroforestry biomass. The company is headquartered in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.


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