Endesa plans to invest, through its renewable energy division, Enel Green Power España, 59 million euros for the construction of a photovoltaic park of 84.9 megawatts of power in the Murcian town of Totana.
This park is part of the 339 MW of solar production capacity that Endesa was awarded in the third renewable auction of the Government held in July 2017.
This project, which will consist of 248,000 photovoltaic modules, was presented this week to the mayor of Totana, Andrés García Cánovas, as well as to the main social agents of the municipality, in a working session between Endesa and the municipality of Murcia in order to give to know not only the general data of the project, but also the Shared Value Creation Plan that will accompany it, focused on maximizing the socioeconomic development of the area thanks to various activities.
In particular, during the work session there have been benefits in employability, in the environment, and in infrastructures.
According to the data presented by the Company, Endesa, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power España, will encourage the hiring of local labor and the subcontracting of services from companies in the area.
In this sense, Endesa has presented a training plan of 120 hours in knowledge in the photovoltaic field.
These courses will allow us to delve into technical aspects of the renewable sector, with the aim of improving the employability of its participants in a leading sector and with an undeniable future growth in the area.
Other measures related to the environment are added to this measure, such as the energy audit at the Jose Moya Public Day Center for people with intellectual disabilities.
In the same line of action, and seeking to minimize the impacts during the construction phase of the solar plant, which will begin after the summer, various sustainable engineering measures will be carried out, which in turn favor the use of energy renewable in the construction phase and in the future in the municipality.
One of these actions foresees the installation of photovoltaic panels in the work, to replace the use of generators, and that after the work, will be donated to the municipality to be given a public use.
In addition, the lighting of the work will be efficient, mitigating environmental impacts.
This session is the start of a joint work between Endesa and the City Council during the construction phase of the park that will continue throughout the useful life of the asset, once put into operation.
Enel Green Power Spain
Endesa aims to cover 20% of energy consumption with renewable energy by 2020, as indicated by the European Union.
The construction of the solar (339 MW) and wind (540 MW) facilities awarded in the last two auctions will mean an investment of more than 800 million euros in the coming years.
This capacity of 879 MW additional is to increase the power of the current renewable energy park of Endesa by 52.4 percent.
Enel Green Power España, the renewable energy subsidiary of Endesa, currently manages more than 1,806 MW of capacity in Spain, following the recent incorporation of the 5 wind farms of Gestinver (132 MW).
Of this figure, 1,749 MW come from wind power, 43 MW from mini-hydro and 14 MW from other renewable energy sources.
EGPE plants generate around 4 TWh of emission-free energy each year.