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Endesa adds 2nd control room for renewables to avoid COVID-19 impact

Control centre for renewable energy assets in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Source: Endesa (www.endesa.com)

March 30 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE), through its renewables arm Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE), has set up a second control centre for monitoring wind and solar power generation in the home country in a bid to minimise the impact of the coronavirus contagion on its operations.

The new control room is located at EGPE’s offices in Santiago de Compostela, a town in northern Spain, from where the company can remotely monitor and operate around 3,000 MW of wind and solar.

Endesa said the Santiago de Compostela centre has the same capabilities as the one in Madrid, which currently performs day to day operations. Specifically, it can manage remotely and around-the-clock more than 2,600 generation units, divided between wind turbines and solar inverters, as well as more than 100 substations associated with 115 EGPE wind and solar parks.

The plan to open an additional control centre is part of Endesa's package of anti-COVID-19 measures with which it aims to reduce the risks of having to deal with the possible infection among its staff and minimise the effects of the health crisis on its activity.

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