EGPE begins construction of three new Spanish solar plants

30 November 2018 (Last Updated November 30th, 2018 11:48)

Enel Green Power España (EGPE), a renewable energy division of Spanish utility Endesa, has begun construction of three solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with a combined capacity of around 127MW in the municipalities of Casas de Don Pedro and Talarrubias.

EGPE begins construction of three new Spanish solar plants
The three solar parks will be equipped with more than 372,000 PV modules. Credit: Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash.

Enel Green Power España (EGPE), a renewable energy division of utility company Endesa, has begun construction of three Spanish solar plants with a combined capacity of around 127MW.

The three solar facilities at Navalvillar, Valdecaballero and Castilblanco, being built with an investment of nearly €100m, will have an installed capacity of more than 42MW each.

It will be the company’s first solar parks in Badajoz province of the Extremadura region.

Enel Global Renewable Energy head Antonio Cammisecra said: “These three projects further strengthen our presence in Spain, where we have started construction of ten new renewable projects over the last two months.

“In addition to actively expanding the company’s presence in the country, our aim is to continue promoting innovation by applying cutting-edge technologies based on digitalisation and robotisation, as well as sustainability by implementing best practices already in place in our construction sites worldwide.”

"These three projects further strengthen our presence in Spain, where we have started construction of ten new renewable projects over the last two months."

The three Spanish solar plants will be equipped with more than 372,000 PV modules and are expected to begin operations by the end of next year.

Once fully operational, these facilities will be able to generate approximately 250GWh per year and also help in cutting down more than 165,000 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

The solar parks will be part of the seven solar projects, totalling 339MW, that were awarded to EGPE during the third renewable energy auction held by the Spanish Government in July last year.

The other projects that were awarded to EGPE include Totana in Murcia, and three PV parks in Extremadura, Logrosán, and Cáceres.