Endesa connects 50-MW PV park to Spanish grid

Endesa's Augusto PV plant in Spain

December 23 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE) said on Tuesday its renewables unit Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE) has connected to the grid a 49.91-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Badajoz municipality.

The company has invested a total of EUR 35 million (USD 42.6m) in the solar park. With 127,980 bifacial modules, the Augusto plant will produce some 100.45 GWh per year, enough to meet the combined annual energy consumption of towns such as Merida and Almendralejo.

Built under Enel Green Power's Sustainable Construction Site model, Endesa estimates the new solar plant will be able to avoid roughly 46,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

The firm is also developing 15 other PV projects in the region for a combined capacity of 1,150 MW. Currently, EGPE has over 7,626 MW in its local portfolio, including 2,362 MW of wind, 471 MW of solar, 79 MW of mini hydro and 3 MW of other renewable sources. The rest comes from large HPPs.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.216)

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