Endesa switches on 150 MW of solar farms in Spain

Endesa's PV plant. Image by Endesa.

December 22 (Renewables Now) - Spanish power utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE), through its renewables unit Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE), has commissioned around 150 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in its home country.

The Veracruz, Puerta Palmas and El Doblon solar plants, each with a capacity of around 50 MW, required a combined investment of EUR 96 million (USD 117.3m), the company said on Tuesday.

The trio is located between the towns of Merida and Almendralejo, Spain’s western region of Extremadura.

During construction, EGPE installed solar panels at the site to cover part of its energy needs and put up tanks and rainwater collection systems to save water. This equipment will now be donated to the town for public use, the utility said.

Before the year is over, Endesa plans to switch on five other PV parks in Extremadura, Badajoz province more precisely, it said. Together, these projects represent some EUR 170 million in investments and roughly 250 MW of combined capacity.

At present, EGPE manages more than 7,794 MW of renewable energy capacity in Spain.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.221)

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