Endesa building 50-MWp solar farm at shuttered power plant in Spain
Workers prepare the site of the Sedeis V solar project. Image source: Endesa (www.endesa.com)
Spanish utility group Endesa SA (BME:IBE) said that it has started building a 49.71-MWp solar PV farm in the area of its now closed Andorra coal-fired power plant in the region of Aragon, north-eastern Spain.
The Sedeis V solar farm project is part of Endesa’s set of measures it designed to support the economy of communities that surround the Andorra facilities and depended for work on the 40-year-plus power plant.
Endesa shut down Andorra for good in 2020, and employed locals and most of the plant’s workers to dismantle it. In May 2022, the plant’s three cooling towers were blasted in a controlled explosion.
Endesa, through its renewables unit Enel Green Power Espana, is now committing a EUR-37.6-million (USD 38.7m) investment to build the Sedeis V solar farm. The new plant will be located on land of Andorra’s landfill that is no longer in use.
The solar project will create over 280 jobs, and at least 30% of these positions will occupied by local workforce, the utility said.
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